NORFOLK (AP) -- Parts of Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore are seeing the effects of Hurricane Sandy, as officials urge residents that time is running out to prepare for a storm that could stick around several days.
Some on Chincoteague Island began evacuating on Sunday trying to stay ahead of the storm, which is expected to pound the region with wind and rain into Tuesday. Most of the state was expected to get the brunt of the storm on Monday.
Flooding has closed a dozen roads, and more on watch due to standing water.
Gov. Bob McDonnell has authorized up to 750 members of the Virginia National Guard to assist with the storm, with about 415 already in place.
Dominion Virginia Power reported more than 2,000 Virginia customers without power.