Coastal Flood Warning in Eastern Virginia
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning in Eastern Virginia.
Moderate to locally major coastal flooding is expected later today through Saturday across areas adjacent to the Bay and tidal rivers, and the Ocean from Cape Charles south to Corolla.
Widespread flooding of vulnerable areas could result in an elevated threat of property damage to homes and businesses near the waterfront and shoreline. Water could lead to 1 to 2 feet above ground level in some areas resulting in a sufficient depth to close numerous roads and threaten homes and businesses. Flooding could extend inland from the waterfront along tidal rivers and bays resulting in some road closures and flooding of vehicles.
Breaking waves could result in significant beach erosion along the Chesapeake Bay. Erosion and damage to dune structures is possible. Actions should be taken to protect property along the immediate shoreline. Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.
The alert area covers Charles City, Chesapeake, Hampton, Poquoson, Isle of Wight, James City, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Prince George, Suffolk, Surry, Virginia Beach, York
The warning remains in effect until Sunday morning.