ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) - Here comes the rain but for many shop managers it is business as usual.

On this flood day, the Silver Parrot jewelry shop just received a shipment of new shelving to replace the old shelves that were once flooded out by Hurricane Isabel.

"This time the city prepared us a little bit more," said manager Casey Kain, "so we got five sandbags."

Not only are the sandbags in place, but a plan is in place to fix the flooding problems - hopefully for good.

"We are working with the community on how flood levies - the walls -will be integrated with park for flood proofing," explained Director of Transportation Richard Baier, "and it will be happening next coming months. We have flood tidal valves that will be installed in certain pipes in the next coming months."

The full flood mitigation plan, which is part of the waterfront plan, will take years. But city leaders say we could see relief soon. The valves will be placed in some pipes in the next couple of months in hopes to decrease the flooding next time around.

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