Flooding Continues in Hampton Roads after Major Deluge
The flooding that brought parts of Hampton Roads to a standstill on Monday afternoon is continuing the next day with road closures and warnings of streets under water.
The Virginian-Pilot reported on how a flood warning is in effect until 1:15 p.m. today for Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk, according to the weather service. The warning extends to Isle of Wight and York counties.
The rain that has been falling heavily over the last 24 hours is expected to ease off tonight.
Once again the rain caused waterlogged streets and led to abandoned cars. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers detailed road closures on our Facebook page.
They include the James River Bridge south which was closed due to pooling water, the ramp to I- 264W at Frederick Boulevard in Portsmouth and the ramp Portsmouth Blvd, I- 264E at Victory Blvd in Portsmouth.
In Norfolk flood water closed the ramp at the I-264E at Ballentine Blvd and the ramp on I-664 north in Newport News was closed.
Portsmouth was hardest hit by the rains while Norfolk also saw waterlogged streets.
The Pilot reported on how a National Weather Service employee’s 10-inch rain gauge in northern Suffolk overflowed on Monday evening, as the region as a whole was hit with 4 to 8 inches of rain.
A car was reported to have hit a light pole on Granby Street in Norfolk late Monday night, knocking out power in the area, while the resulted in traffic being blocked off both ways at 42nd Street.
The American Red Cross set up a shelter at the American Legion’s Peach Street building for three Portsmouth families whose apartments at the Village at Western Branch were inundated with water, said Jonathan McNamara, a Red Cross spokesman. Children at a KinderCare day care in Churchland, Portsmouth were evacuated by boat.
When heavy rain hits Hampton Roads there are certain precautions that should be taken. Never drive into severely flooded roads. In this video my colleague Bill O’Mara, who lost his car in floods earlier this year, provides some safety tips.
If you have been injured in an accident on flooded roads, you should call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.