5 PM Update: Parts of Hampton Roads already seeing Sandy’s effects
As of the 5 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Sandy continues to move generally to the northeast around 13 mph, with sustained winds at 75 mph.
While the center of the storm will stay well offshore, Sandy is a large storm, which will continue to spread clouds and bands of showers across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina over the next few days.
Our biggest threats from Sandy will be strong winds, beach erosion, and tidal flooding. We’re expecting wind gusts to 60 mph or greater, capable of causing trees or tree limbs to fall on power lines. Flooding will be a concern in flood-prone areas, especially around high tide. Sandy is expected to make landfall near New Jersey by Tuesday.
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