Alert: Flood Advisory issued April 30 at 3:39PM EDT until April 30 at 6:45PM EDT by NWS Wakefield VA

Event: Flood Advisory
Sender Name: NWS Wakefield VA
Issued: 2020-04-30T15:39:00-04:00
Expires: 2020-04-30T18:45:00-04:00
Description: The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
The City of Poquoson in southeastern Virginia…
The City of Norfolk in southeastern Virginia…
The City of Chesapeake in southeastern Virginia…
The City of Portsmouth in southeastern Virginia…
The eastern City of Suffolk in southeastern Virginia…
The City of Virginia Beach in southeastern Virginia…
Southeastern York County in southeastern Virginia…
The City of Hampton in southeastern Virginia…
The southern City of Newport News in southeastern Virginia…

* Until 645 PM EDT.

* At 338 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
heavy rain which will cause urban and small stream flooding in the
advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Virginia Beach, Newport News, Hampton, Langley AFB, Ocean View,
Kempsville, Virginia Wesleyan University, Hampton University, Old
Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, Downtown
Norfolk, Regent University, Great Bridge, Downtown Suffolk, Deep
Creek, Downtown Portsmouth, Churchland, Norfolk State University,
Seaford and Norfolk.

Additional rainfall of up to one inch is expected over the area
through early this evening. This additional rain will result in
minor flooding.
Instruction: Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.
Link to more Info:
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Likely
Categories: Met,
Area Description: City of Hampton, VA; City of Norfolk, VA; City of Newport News, VA; City of Virginia Beach, VA; City of Chesapeake, VA; York, VA; City of Portsmouth, VA; City of Suffolk, VA; City of Poquoson, VA

Message Identifier: NWS-IDP-PROD-4188692-3542834
CAP MessageType: Alert