Coastal flood advisory extended through Saturday morning

Published 11:43 am Thursday, September 8, 2022

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The National Weather Service office in Wakefield extended its coastal flood advisory issued for Wednesday to now extend through 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.

Weather officials said up to a foot of inundation above ground level is expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways in the coastal portions of the cities of Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.

NWS officials said shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline resulting in a low threat of property damage. expect up to one foot of water above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks and lawns near the waterfront are expected to experience shallow flooding.

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Officials said in the advisory that if travel is required, motorists should allow extra time as some roads may be closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. Officials urged residents to take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property.