Sunny days are here again. That's right folks, the clear skies we've all been waiting for should appear today. The coastal flood advisory that's been in effect since the storm late last week should go away by 8 a.m., after high tide. Temperatures will be in the high 60s to low 70s, with a low of 60 coming later tonight.
Hampton Roads residents - from the public and private sectors - are helping Columbia, S.C., with flood relief. Virginia Beach-based nonprofit Operation Blessing International on Monday sent a convoy of six vehicles with more than 3,000 bottles of water, tools, dehumidifiers, a mobile kitchen and enough food to make at least 5,500 meals.
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.
HYDE COUNTY, N.C. Flooding and rain is forecasted to continue in Hyde County, leading officials to suspend access and services. Visitor access to Ocracoke Island remains prohibited, in addition to the ferry servicing the island. Another dune in Ocracoke was breached overnight, 100 feet long, officials said in a news release.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly and "tragically" adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.
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
We've set up a camera from our office in downtown Norfolk. Watch the storm roll through.
SUFFOLK Saturated ground and high winds resulted in trees coming down in areas of Suffolk over the weekend, according to city spokeswoman Diana Klink by email today. Public works and public safety personnel helped with tree removal at Murphys Mill and Pitchkettle roads, Hillpoint Boulevard and Film Way, and the 1900 block of Portsmouth Blvd., she said.
Flooding concerns related to Monday's high tide are causing Norfolk and Portsmouth courts to close early.
Norfolk's courts will close at 2 p.m., according to a tweet from the city.
#norfolkVA All courts will be closing at 2pm today. This includes Circuit, General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations courts.
— City of Norfolk, VA (@NorfolkVA) October 5, 2015
NORFOLK City offices, recreation centers, libraries and courts will close early today because of the afternoon high tide. The offices will close at 2 p.m., according to a news release. This includes circuit, general district and juvenile and domestic relations courts.
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