Tropical Storm Driving Tips for Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads is likely to miss the worst of Hurricane Florence. That doesn’t mean it’s business as usual. Our area is under a tropical storm warning from Duck in North Carolina., north to Cape Charles. That warning includes all of the southern Chesapeake Bay and the mouth of the James and York rivers. Hurricane warnings are in effect for the coast from Duck south to the South Santee River in South Carolina.
Conditions will be deteriorating in Hampton Roads over the next few hours. Flood-prone areas like parts of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach can become hazardous during a typical heavy thunderstorm. Floodwaters are likely to rise higher as Florence comes ashore in the Carolinas. in the next 24 hours. You should avoid the roads at this time unless it’s absolutely necessary. Never drive into flooded roads and be especially careful in low lying areas and underpasses. If you are on the roads, heed our tropical storm driving tips for Hampton Roads in this infographic.
Forecasters warn waters are likely to be nearly 6 feet above normal in Hampton Roads, worsening during high tides. Conditions over the border in Currituck County, Elizabeth City, and Camden County may be more severe. Stay safe and don’t take unnecessary risks on the roads. If you are involved in an accident, please call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at (757) 455-0077.