Flooding in parts of Norfolk

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 7 at 7:08 PM

NORFOLK - The stormy weather coupled with the high tide brought flooding to parts of Norfolk early Thursday.

13News Meteorologist Craig Moeller said the area came through this morning's high tide(5:05 a.m.) at Sewells Point with a reported level of 4.67 feet (mean lower low water), about 9"-10" below yesterday's level.

In Ocean View along Pleasant Avenue, water covered several blocks but didn't reach any homes.   Overnight, the water was deep enough that a man got into his kayak and paddled around.

One man told us he was worried the water would get into his home.  He was happy that didn't happen.

That was also the case along The Hague, where some apartment complex parking lots and a couple of streets experienced flooding.

In the Larchmont neighborhood in Norfolk, the waters swept onto Richmond Crescent, making the road impassable for a time. However, the water wasn't causing any damage to homes.

"I'm really getting over it," said Bill Sawyer. "I've lived here going on 26 years so now we are looking to find somewhere else."

The strong winds took down trees and caused some power outages. At the height of the storm Wednesday night, more than 30,000 customers in Hampton Roads and Northern NC lost power.

"The biggest problem is where a tree fell and broke three cross arms near Pleasure House Road and Birdsong Drive," said spokeswoman Bonita Harris.

You can check outages on the Dominion Website and you can report an outage  by calling Dominion’s toll-free customer service line, 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).

Moeller says tides will remain above normal, possibly close to this morning's levels, for the next couple of days and minor tidal flooding will be likely.

 

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