Urgent Flash Flood Warning Declared for Portsmouth and Norfolk
Flash Flood Warning for Portsmouth, Norfolk, and Surrounding Hampton Roads Communities
The Wakefield office of the National Weather Service has just issued a critical flash flood warning for several Hampton Roads communities, specifically targeting Portsmouth and Norfolk. This warning comes as a result of heavy rainfall, with one to two inches already recorded and the potential for an additional two inches. As a consequence, flash flooding is currently in progress and expected to persist, affecting small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, underpasses, as well as low-lying areas and regions with inadequate drainage.
Moreover, neighboring areas in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake are at risk, as stated by the weather service. The flash flood warning will remain in effect until 5:45 p.m., emphasizing the urgent need for immediate action and vigilance.
Earlier today, residents were advised to seek shelter indoors due to the passage of thunderstorms across Virginia Beach and other Hampton Roads communities, accompanied by strong winds reaching speeds of up to 60 mph.