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Full Alert Text:

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect from 8:00 AM on Friday, September 14th, 2018 until 8:00 AM on Saturday, September 15th, 2018.

After the Coastal Flood Warning expires, a Coastal Flood Watch will be in effect through Saturday night.

Location: Shoreline in the District of Columbia.

Tidal Departure: 1.5 to 2.0 feet above normal...potentially rising 2 to 3 feet above normal tonight
through Saturday night.

Timing: Around the time of high tide. The next high tides at Washington Channel will be at 12:20 PM
today and 12:39 am tonight.

Impacts: The unprotected area on the Southwest Waterfront at the DC Seafood Market is expected to flood. Water is expected to approach parts of the Hains Point Loop Road, but it will likely be closed. Shoreline inundation up to one foot above ground is possible elsewhere.

To view inundation maps of potential flooding in and near Washington DC, visit

Precautionary / Preparedness Actions:

A Coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and property.

A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings, and take action to protect property.

Many alerts regard violent crime. Do not take action, instead call 911 with the event number if listed.

Originally recorded:

September 14, 2018 - 4:10 AM


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