UPDATE: Thursday’s storms leave behind damage, power outages across Hampton Roads

UPDATE: According to Dominion Virginia Power, as of 1:53 p.m., there are 300 people without power in the City of Norfolk; 561 without power in Chesapeake; 408 without power in Virginia Beach; and 374 without power in Chuckatuck.

For those who live in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Chuckatuck, the power will be back on by 10 p.m. or later, according to Dominion Virginia Power.

Briar Hill Road in Norfolk from E. VA Beach Blvd to Poplar Hall Drive is still closed due to downed power lines.


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Doris Taylor June 19, 20146:18 pm

Right now thousands of customers are without power due to severe thunderstorms. Here are the latest number of outages per city: 

Chesapeake

3,415

Hampton

3,356

Isle
of Wight

991

James
City

195

Newport
News

1,369

Norfolk

1,572

Poquoson
City

12

Portsmouth

2,474

Suffolk

13

Surry

1,582

Virginia
Beach

181

York

95

Doris Taylor June 19, 20146:19 pm

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Doris Taylor June 19, 20146:48 pm

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Currituck and Camden until 7:30 p.m.

Doris Taylor June 19, 20146:50 pm

Thousands are still without power all around Hampton Roads. There are over 15,000 customers in Virginia Beach alone who are experiencing an outage. Here are the latest numbers. 

County/City

Customers
Served

Customers Out

Chesapeake

99,370

7,568

Hampton

62,443

3,406

Isle
of Wight

13,333

991

James
City

35,781

195

Newport
News

80,978

1,366

Norfolk

95,253

4,287

Poquoson
City

5,244

12

Portsmouth

43,320

2,565

Suffolk

34,501

17

Surry

1,891

1,582

Virginia
Beach

194,086

15,677

York

28,832

95

Doris Taylor June 19, 20147:27 pm

Damage has been reported in Virginia Beach. Trained spotters say there is significant tree damage in Pungo and dime sized hail. There are also reports of trees down along Blackwater Road. 

Doris Taylor June 19, 20147:27 pm

Right now about 44,000 customers are without power in about 168 places.

Doris Taylor June 19, 20147:44 pm

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bertie, Gates, Hertford and Northampton in NC until 8:30 p.m. 

Doris Taylor June 19, 20148:03 pm

Tree falls onto Beach woman’s car

Doris Taylor June 19, 20148:05 pm

A tree splits on Knoll’s Ridge Road in Chesapeake. 

Matt Knight June 19, 20148:06 pm

Doris Taylor June 19, 20148:07 pm

Photo taken in Gates County by Sabrina

Doris Taylor June 19, 20148:11 pm

Doris Taylor June 19, 20148:13 pm

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bertie, Gates, Chowan, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, and Perquimans until 9 p.m.

Matt Knight June 19, 20148:15 pm

Lightning over the James River by one of our former interns 

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Matt Knight June 19, 20148:17 pm
Doris Taylor June 19, 20148:19 pm

Updated Damage Report: Damage has now been reported in Hertford County including the town of Winton.

Several homes in Chesapeake have also sustained roof damage along Nottaway Drive in the Greenbrier area according to trained spotters.

Matt Knight June 19, 20148:19 pm
Doris Taylor June 19, 20148:30 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Watch canceled for most of Hampton Roads
and NC; Portsmouth, NE North Carolina remains in effect 

Matt Knight June 19, 20148:34 pm

One of our viewers shot this with their GoPro in Greenbrier

Doris Taylor June 19, 20148:58 pm

Thunderstorm warning issued for portion of Dare County and
Tyrell County until 9:15 p.m.

Doris Taylor June 19, 20149:13 pm

Power lines are down on Briar Hill Road in the City of Norfolk. Police have closed Briar Hill Road from E. VA Beach Blvd to Poplar Hall Drive. Residents in that area are ask to avoid this road. The road closure is expected to last until mid morning.

Doris Taylor June 19, 20149:25 pm

According to Dominion Virginia Power, about 36, 660 customers are without power in Hampton Roads at about 275 different locations. They do not expect most people to have services until Friday morning. Some folks may not have power in Virginia Beach, Chuckatuck and Chesapeake until tomorrow night.

Doris Taylor June 19, 201410:32 pm

Dominion Power has been experiencing issues with their customer service line at 866-366-6115. Some customers have not been able to get through the line. They are not sure what the issue may be right now.

If you have trouble reporting an outage, please go to their website if you can. 

Doris Taylor June 20, 201412:04 am