Flash Flood Warning issued for Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth

Posted at 2:26 PM, Sep 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-08 15:20:55-04

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the city of Norfolk; north central city of Chesapeake; extreme northwestern city of Virginia Beach; and the city of Portsmouth until 7:15 p.m.

Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to cover the region all day and into the night. Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina have already seen rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches this morning. Another 2-3 inches of rainfall is a possibility for Tuesday.

UPDATE: Flooding causes lane closures in Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk
Flood Warning expanded to Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York Count

Areas at risk in North Carolina are as follows: Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Gates, Hertford, Inland Currituck, Northampton, NC, Outer Banks, Currituck, Pasquotank, and Perquimans.

The areas at risk in Virginia include: Accomack, Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Northampton, VA, Southampton, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and York.

Flooding of creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, and other low lying areas is possible.

Anyone living in those at risk areas should take precautions and action if flooding develops.