A woman was killed Monday night when a tree, loosened by rain, fell into her home in the 5900 block of Burnside Landing Drive in Burke. And rain continues to make travel dangerous through parts of Fairfax County on Tuesday.
Firefighters rescued people who’d been trapped in vehicles at least four times before 11 a.m. Tuesday. The rescues were in Reston, Annandale and Springfield. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday more than 30 roads in the county were closed because of high water or downed trees or power lines. Emergency officials also report an uptick in the number of people who have been moving cones and barriers and driving through flooded roads, adding to their problems.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to become wider and stronger through the day Tuesday and continue all day Wednesday. Fairfax County emergency officials report multiple rounds of torrential rainfall are possible and 2″-3″ may fall before Wednesday morning.