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Flood Warning for many areas of Hampton Roads

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Posted at 6:33 AM, Sep 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-09 06:34:28-04

At 3:19 am National Weather Service radar indicated heavy rain falling over the warning area. Much of the area has received from 3 to 6 inches of rain since Monday morning, and water levels have been slow to recede. With additional rainfall amounts of

2 to 3 inches expected through 8 am additional flooding is likely.

Some locations that may experience flooding include Bowers Hill, Deep Creek, Crittenden, downtown Suffolk, Driver, Downtown  Norfolk, Ghent, Buckroe Beach, Fort Monroe, Beaconsdale, Churchland, Cradock, downtown Portsmouth, Western Branch, Kings Fork, Norfolk NAS, Norview, Ocean View, Grand View, Hampton, Langley AFB, Northampton, Rescue, Smithfield, Newport News, Christopher Newport University, Hampton University, Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University.

If you are in the warning area move to higher ground immediately.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams and ponding of water in urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots.