Hampton Roads Archive
VIRGINIA BEACH A torn church spire. A hotel sign on the ground. Tipped-over tikis and sand - lots of it - in the grassy parks. Other than a few bumps and bruises, the Oceanfront survived the storm. Several businesses reported damage from the storm that blew through Hampton Roads late last week and blustery weather that continued through Monday with Hurricane Joaquin far offshore.
Flooding remains a traffic issue in some areas of Hampton Roads. The following roads are closed due to high water or similar issues. Norfolk: >6000 block of Hampton Blvd. Hampton:
Brighter days ahead..the sun will be out and tides back to normal tomorrow. Most roads have reopened as water have receded. #haveagreatnight — Hampton VA Police (@HamptonVAPolice) October 5, 2015
Updates for Tuesday:
>Poquoson City Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay.
>Gloucester County Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay.
>Mathews County Public Schools are closed.
Several schools have announced early dismissals or closings because of this afternoon's high tide and potential for flooding:
Predicting the economic impact of a big storm is about as difficult as forecasting the path of Hurricane Joaquin. Either way, there are winners. (Last week would have been a good time to buy stock in Home Depot.) There are losers. (Has anyone been golfing lately?)
Strong winds and high tides pushed water around Hampton Roads on Sunday, drowning the land even as rain abated. The high tide brought flooding woes to areas already drenched, including Ocean View in Norfolk and Portsmouth City Hall. Several thoroughfares and city streets were closed for high water, while wind advisories limited traffic on bridges such as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. ____
Closings and cancellations:
Nauticus will be closed Sunday due to inclement weather.
The Chrysler Museum will be closed to the public Sunday because of a threat of flooding.
Bark in the Park events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday have been changed to Oct. 24 (5K Doggy Dash) and Oct. 25 (Bark in the Park Fun Fest).
The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to predict moderate to major coastal flooding across the region through Monday.
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