With high winds and plenty of rain in the forecast, basement dwellers are on high alert, and you know what that means: The D.C. Department of Public Works is offering District residents free sandbags.
Residents may pick up up to four sandbags (per household) at DPW's New Jersey Avenue and K Street SE location between 8 p.m. and midnight tonight, and then again from 7 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. Just like always, you have to load the bags into your vehicle yourself, and each sandbag weighs between 40 and 50 lbs., so bring a friend to help.
DPW will have employees and signage directing residents to the site entrance.
There's currently a flash flood watch in effect for the entire metro area.