HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — More flooding is possible this week in Hampton Roads, the Northern Neck and on the Eastern Shore.
The National Weather Service has issued coastal flood warnings for Norfolk, York County, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Accomack, Northampton and Northumberland.
WAVY Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler says we’re on track to have one of the top 10 wettest years — and recent weather has played a big part with that.
Already, heavy rain has made Horntown Road in Accomack County impassable. The road is closed a little more than a mile west of Fleming Road and about two and a half miles east of Route 13. Drivers in the area are urged to follow the posted detour.
Currituck County officials say visitors and residents of Carova Beach have reported that roads are inundated with standing water, making access to homes and travel problematic. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, use extreme caution while trying to get around.
Property owners and residents can call Currituck County Emergency Management for more information at 252-232-2115.
Last week, areas throughout Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina saw flooding from heavy rainfall. School was canceled in some cities and counties because flooding made it difficult for travel.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Matthew is moving through the eastern Caribbean Sea. By Sunday, the storm is forecast to turn sharply to the north. Then it will head to either Jamaica, Cuba, or Western Haiti as a hurricane. It will likely weaken as it moves over land, but for now, it’s uncertain as to how much.
The NHC says it is too early to determine what possible impacts Matthew could have on the East Coast, but WAVY’s team of Super Doppler 10 meteorologists are monitoring the storm’s progress and will bring you the latest updates on air and online.