Chick's Beach residents cope with high winds, tides

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by Joe Flanagan, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 10 at 5:40 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Living at Chick's Beach can be a challenge when a nor'easter rolls through. 

John Muller has lived on the Chesapeake Bay for six years and says Wednesday's winds were steady at 35 knots.

"I put a new fence in at the end of summer.  A snow fence or a sand fence.  Last night's storm tore it apart," said Muller.

Ron Farley has lived in Lynnhaven Colony for 40 years and says it always floods when a nor'easter blows.
    
"I have put everything up on wheels in my garage. Trying to keep it high and dry," said Farley.
    
The City of Virginia Beach said they officially recorded 3.3 inches of rain and received some 17 calls related to storm-water issues.

High tide Thursday afternoon will be a challenge for neighborhoods like Cape Story Farley's Lynnhaven Colony, but he says he's not going anywhere.
    
"I'm never leaving this place," Farley said.
 

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