Hampton Roads Checkered Flag fans seemed to have really struck it lucky when it came to Hurricane Joaquin. Many felt little to nothing, other than some heavy rain and maybe a short power outage. There are others that have not been so lucky. Many Norfolk residents are being issued coastal flood advisories until tomorrow.
Update: Coastal Flood Advisory issued in Norfolk until Tuesday morning
By Stephanie Ballesteros Published: October 4, 2015, 1:46 pm Updated: October 5, 2015, 8:33 pm
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Days of tidal flooding saturating the Hampton Roads area continued Monday. The early morning high tide impacted morning commutes. Several roads remain flooded.
A Coastal Flood Advisory in Norfolk was issued Monday and will be effective until 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Local school districts in flood-prone areas felt the conditions would remain unsafe in the morning and announced closings or delayed start times for Monday.
For the complete list of closings and delays click here.
Monday afternoon’s high tide brought more of the same.
A wind advisory was also issued in Norfolk until 4 a.m. Monday. The WAVY Super Doppler 10 team of meteorologists say the increased tidal threat is due to increased winds that are the result of the pressure difference between a high to our north and low pressure affiliated with Hurricane Joaquin’s circulation and another low near the South Carolina coast. By Tuesday, the winds will relax and more sunshine will creep into our local forecast.
Please, be careful Hampton Roads residents and visitors. The rain has passed for many of us, but the tides are so high that they are causing problems for many.
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