Saturday, September 23, 2023

Rain, rain and more rain: Flood warning in effect for Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH — The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a flood warning Wednesday for the eastern part of the city as continued rain, heavy at times, remains in the forecast.

The warning remains in effect until 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

The city’s emergency management reported that flooding continues in Sandbridge, Pungo, Back Bay and other parts of Virginia Beach.

Four to seven inches of rain have fallen over the region in the last few days and an additional inch of rain is possible Wednesday, according to the weather service.

“Expect flood conditions to persist through the day with some possible improvement later,” according to the warning.

Some locations that will experience flooding include:

  • Virginia Beach
  • Princess Anne
  • Back Bay
  • Oceana
  • Rudee Heights
  • Sigma
  • Sandbridge Beach
  • Dam Neck
  • Oceana NAS
  • Macons Corner
  • Pungo

The city on Tuesday opened an emergency shelter at Landstown High School, 2001 Concert Drive, to help residents who have been affected by recent flooding in that area.

No one came to the shelter and “there were no calls for evacuation assistance.”

City officials said they will close the shelter at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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