- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 6, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) – Tropical Storm Hanna dumped heavy rain in northern Virginia, prompting evacuations, rescues and road closures as water levels rose.

In Loudoun County, authorities rescued two people from a car caught in high water at Old Ox and Cedar Green roads.

Fairfax County officials began evacuating homes about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Huntington area due to flooding. County government spokeswoman Merni Fitzgerald says that residents are being taken to the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center in Alexandria.

She says multiple homes were evacuated, but did know how many residents are involved.

In Prince William County, authorities shut down several roads because of rising water, including stretches of Route 1 and Interstate 95 south.

Related story: 1 dead in weather-related crash on I-95

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