Suffolk once again under flood watch as remnants of another storm blow through

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

Suffolk is under a flood watch through the end of the day.

As Hurricane Jean – now a tropical storm – makes its way across Hampton Roads today, Suffolk is expected to receive between two and four inches of rain and winds upwards of 10 miles per hour, said Wayne Albright, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service’s office in Wakefield.

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Rain will be heavy for most of the day, he added.

&uot;This is not going to be as strong as Hurricane Charley,&uot; Albright said.

Jeanne won’t be sticking around long, Albright said. Skies should clear by Tuesday evening as the storm moves off the Virginia coast and heads out into the Atlantic.

The storm also brings a threat of isolated, weak tornadoes along Jeanne’s path today.

So far this year, 43 inches of rain have been recorded at the Weather Service data station at Norfolk International Airport, 6.93 inches more than normal.

Over the weekend, the storm left a path of destruction in Florida, destroying homes, knocking out power to millions and claiming at least six lives..

Florida was the first state to be hit by four hurricanes in one season since Texas in 1886.