Video: Inmate workers place sandbags in flooded Chesapeake neighborhood

Image Credit: Chesapeake Sheriff's Office
Image Credit: Chesapeake Sheriff's Office

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Inmate work crews with the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office worked Tuesday morning to put sandbags down in flood-ridden areas around Deep Creek.

Chesapeake residents deal with high water, no power after Matthew

Hampton Roads was hit hard with flood waters as Hurricane Matthew swept through the region over the weekend. The storm flooded the Deep Creek United Methodist Church parking lot — which practically created a waterfall — as well as neighborhoods near the Dismal Swamp.

Inmate crews have been working to fill 10,000 sandbags in order to place them along a waterline. A total of 36 inmates placed 300 sandbags on Tuesday near Hinton Avenue.

Over the past three days, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office inmates have gotten 26 work orders to clear blocked roads and cut down trees.

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