Hazards: Roads that Historically Flood
Flooding can threaten any area of Fairfax County. There are some areas that are at a greater risk due to low elevation or other factors
Some roads flood more than others due to these factors. The map below illustrates these known flood-prone roads so that you can avoid them during periods of heavy rain accumulation, etc.
- Do not drive in flooded roads – "turn around, don’t drown."
- Never drive through a flooded roadway; the depth, current and condition of the road are all unknowns and can be deadly.
- If your vehicle stalls on a flooded road and water is rising, get out of the car, call 911, and move to higher ground.
- Be especially cautious during periods of limited visibility or nighttime when it is extremely difficult to see and judge conditions -- state law requires headlights when wipers are on.
- Floodplain Information
- Flood Protection (insurance and dams)
- Hazards: Landslide
- Hazards: Thunderstorm
- Storm drainage system
- Flood (FEMA)
- Flood (Ready.gov)
- Flood Safety Checklist (American Red Cross)
- FloodSmart.gov (National Flood Insurance Program)