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Posted at 4:25 PM ET, 09/29/2010

Heavy rains, winds headed toward region

By Washington Post editors

Heavy rainfall, strong winds and possible flooding could move through the Washington region beginning Wednesday evening and lasting through Thursday night, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

The remnants of tropical storm Nicole could bring rainfall of around two inches per hour to the mid-Atlantic region. The Washington area could see 5-10 inches of rain before the storm ends.

Virginia Railway Express said riders could face delays Thursday because of the storm, Dr. Gridlock reports. Power companies also are on alert for outages that could occur because of downed wires or trees.

The D.C. Department of Public Works began distributing up to five sandbags per household to District residents at 4 p.m. Wednesday at its New Jersey Avenue and K Street, Southeast site.

DPW will have employees directing residents to the site entrance. The sandbags weigh between 40 lbs. and 50 lbs; residents should be prepared to load them into their vehicles.

Sandbags will be distributed until there are no more.

By Washington Post editors  | September 29, 2010; 4:25 PM ET
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5-10 inches of rain? Why are your totals radically different than the NWS?

Posted by: mzblk | September 29, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

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