Tidal flooding first hit the area hard Friday afternoon. It will also be windy today, with gusts up to 35 mph. Then we’ll see some more moderate tidal flooding tonight. Tide levels will be about two to three feet above normal.
Do not drive through areas where you cannot see the depth of the water. Friday morning, the eastbound ramp to Brambleton Avenue in Norfolk closed because of standing water; that was around 5 a.m. It reopened shortly before 4 p.m. Friday. The troubles persisted as the tide continued to rise. Several roads became impassable during high tide. Click here for the list.
Some residents may need to prepare their homes or business as water may move close to those areas, especially in tidal-prone areas.
Several local businesses and schools closed Friday or announced they would be closing early, in advance of the anticipated flooding. Click here for the complete, growing list.
Several schools throughout Hampton Roads decided to dismiss class early on Friday.
Rain will continue tomorrow, and this will add to the higher waters. Tidal flooding may stay up through Sunday.