Hurricane Matthew: Saturday updates and info

*Scroll down for updates from Hurricane Matthew on Saturday, October 8*

Hurricane Matthew was a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m. Saturday update. Matthew made landfall late Saturday morning southeast of McClellanville, S.C.

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5 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center:

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Update from South Carolina:

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Video from Charleston, SC area: https://twitter.com/Aaron_Maybin/status/784704249099878400

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CHARLESTON, SC – OCTOBER 7:  With stores mostly shuttered and closed, a single car drives through the historic King Street shopping district ahead of Hurricane Matthew on October 7, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina all declared a state of emergency in response to Hurricane Matthew. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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UPDATE: Hurricane Matthew has weakened to a Category 1 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center

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UPDATE: Hurricane Matthew has weakened to a Category 1 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center

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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL – OCTOBER 07: Large waves caused by Hurricane Matthew pound the Jacksonville Pier and was damaged by the storm, October 7, 2016 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Hurricane Matthew passed by offshore bringing heavy winds and flooding. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Pictures: Hurricane Matthew bears down on Atlantic Coast

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Hurricane Matthew weakens to Category 1, batters South Carolina’s coast
Hurricane Matthew’s dangerous eyewall was battering South Carolina’s southern shores Saturday morning, as the storm pushed — or was poised to push — dangerous amounts of seawater and rain along the coast of that state as well as Georgia and North Carolina.

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CHARLESTON, SC – OCTOBER 8:   Cars are flooded along E. Battery Street adjacent to White Point Gardens in the wake of Hurricane Matthew on October 8, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina have all declared a state of emergency in for Hurricane Matthew. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Pictures: Hurricane Matthew bears down on Atlantic Coast

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley gives Hurricane Matthew update.

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Update from National Hurricane Center: Matthew makes landfall southeast of McClellanville, South Carolina. Serious inland flooding unfolding.

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From Dare County, N.C. Emergency Management:

Heavy Rain and Wind Will Make for Dangerous Conditions This Weekend

Extremely heavy rains combined with high coastal water levels, storm surge and flooding are expected to cause dangerous and life threatening conditions this weekend on the Outer Banks.  The National Weather Service is highly discouraging travel across northeastern North Carolina this weekend.  Travel to the area should be postponed until conditions improve.

Rainfall is predicted to intensify throughout the day and combine with sustained winds up to 55 mph causing dangerous travel conditions through Sunday.  In the event winds exceed 50 mph, ambulance crews may not be able to respond to calls for help.

The National Weather Service indicates that soundside flooding of up to 4 feet above ground is possible for areas prone to flooding, primarily on Hatteras Island.  The combination of storm surge and flooding from the ocean and the sounds will combine with heavy rains to cause conditions that should be taken seriously.

As conditions deteriorate, road closures and travel restrictions are anticipated in Dare County, particularly for portions of Highway 12 on Hatteras Island.

Dare County Emergency Management urges everyone to closely monitor the storm because conditions could worsen and intensify based on the track of Hurricane Matthew.

All residents and visitors are advised to heed the following warnings –

  • If you are in a low-lying area, or an area prone to flooding, relocate to higher ground. This is especially important for those with special medical needs.
  • Residents in low-lying areas should take action to protect personal property by moving to higher ground.  This includes vehicles.
  • Immediately complete your disaster preparedness kits and other safety preparations including securing all outdoor items such as trash cans and lawn furniture.
  • Stay out of the ocean due to the high threat of rip currents and rough seas.
  • Monitor trusted sources of information for life saving alerts. NOAA Weather Radio is an excellent resource for emergency alerts.
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Update from Gates County, N.C. Emergency Management:

-Gates County is in a state of emergency. There are no curfews or prohibitions associated with this and alcohol sales are not affected.

-Due to high saturation levels from rain last week, a shelter will open for residents in low lying areas at 3 p.m. Saturday at Gates County High School. Residents must bring bedding, medication and snacks. Pets are not allowed in the general population shelter.

-Emergency responders are ready to assist where needed.

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard has set Port Condition Yankee for the Port of Virginia Saturday.

Due to the approach of Hurricane Matthew, the Captain of the Port (COTP) of Hampton Roads has set Port Condition
Yankee. This condition means that gale force winds (39 mph or higher,) are
expected to reach the Virginia Capes within 24 hrs.

Depending upon forecasted conditions at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, the COTP may prohibit vessels from entering and departing the Chesapeake Bay, closing the port
approaches. If implemented, this restriction would likely begin late tonight or early Sunday, October 9, 2016, and last through the evening of Sunday, October 9, 2016, and possibly into Monday, October 10, 2016.

All facility and vessel operators should continue to make heavy weather preparations to include ensuring all loose cargo, cargo equipment, and debris are secured safely. All
vessel mooring should be reinforced.

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USS Iwo Jima, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit deploy to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew
The USS Iwo Jima and over 500 Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) deployed from Norfolk Saturday to help with disaster relief in Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

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Intermediate 2 p.m. update from National Hurricane Center regarding Hurricane Matthew:

Torrential rains spreading inland across the Carolinas. Serious inland flooding begins.

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SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* North of Edisto Beach to Surf City

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* North of Surf City to Cape Lookout

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* North of Surf City to Duck

* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds

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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in effect until midnight for eastern North Carolina.

The watch includes four counties: Beaufort, Dare, Hyde and Tyrrell.

It includes the cities of Kitty Hawk, Manteo, Nags Head, Ocracoke, Rodanthe, Scranton, Aurora, Bath, Belhaven, Buxton, Chocowinity, Columbia, Engelhard, Fairfield, Gum Neck Stumpy Point, Swanquarter and Washington.

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Hurricane Matthew moves into South Carolina; serious flooding threatened
“This has the potential for the worst flooding since Hurricane Floyd,” North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said during a Saturday morning news conference. Floyd, a Category 2 storm, hit North Carolina hard in 1999.

“It’s not just about the beaches. It’s (also) inland where we can have loss of life,” he said as Matthew approached.

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The Frying Pan Tower sits 34 miles off the coast of North Carolina and has a front row seat for Hurricane Matthew as it moves up the coast. 

Click here to watch the live webcam from the tower. 

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Power outages reported by Dominion Power as of 5 p.m.

485 customers out in Southeastern Virginia, 656 customers out in Northeastern North Carolina.

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Update from News 3 Anchor Beverly Kidd at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront: https://www.facebook.com/BeverlyKiddTV/videos/10151022361209945

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Update from City of Suffolk:

The Suffolk Police Department advises of the following roadways
that are currently closed due to high water:
 


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1300
block Holland Road


·        
Driver
Lane/Bennetts Pasture Road


·        
4400
block Driver Lane


·        
100
block East Constance Road


·        
700
block N. Main Street



Additionally,
the following roadways are currently passable but have high water:

·        
1000
block Kenyon Road

·        
2500
block Airport Road

·        
Driver
Lane/Kings Highway

·        
Bennetts
Creek Park Road/Shoulders Hill Road

·        
1400
block Lake Meade

·        
300
– 600 block Great Fork Road

·        
Old
S. Quay Road/Holy Neck Road

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Click here for the latest video forecast from Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey.

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Flooded streets in Franklin:
-Armory Drive from College to High St
-Pretlow Street between Bolling and South St 
-West Bound on Ramp to 58 off of Armory Drive
-1100 block of Armory Drive
-Franklin Street and Bogart Street
-Hunterdale Road between Andrews and Bobwhite
-300 block of Crescent Drive
-Fairview Drive at N. High
-Beechwood Drive
-Barrett and Pearl 
-Rosewood Ave and Madison to Redwood
– South College Drive between Maplewood and Redwood
-Barrett and Beal Court

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Sure can’t see much of a sunset today…

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Viewer video: “This is off Terminal Dr in Castle Acres close to Naval Station Norfolk.”

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North Carolina:

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Update from the City of Norfolk:

In addition to the city lots outlined in this release, ODU has opened garages C and D by the Ted Constant Convocation Center until Tuesday 6 pm for residents to use.

NORFOLK, VA – Additional City crews will work over the weekend checking storm water pumps, cleaning storm drains and providing emergency assistance to residents.  

York Street Parking Garage 215 W York Street is open through Monday October 10 at 12:00 p.m. for free parking on higher ground. ODU parking garages C & D near the Ted are open for residents until Tuesday at 6 pm. In addition, residents can park at the following school lots:

  • Community Beach Park – 700 E. Ocean View Ave.
  • Crossroads School – 8021 Old Ocean View Road
  • Granby High School – 7101 Granby Street
  • Norview High School – 6501 Chesapeake Blvd.
  • Willard Model School – 1511 Willow Wood Drive
  • Poplar Hall School – 5523 Pebble Lane

To report downed trees, call the Norfolk non-emergency number (757) 441-5610. 

For power outages and downed power lines, call Dominion Virginia Power 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357)

As a reminder, do not drive or play in flood waters.

For Norfolk storm-related updates and information, sign up for Norfolk Alert by clicking on the link at the bottom of the City’s website http://www.norfolk.gov  or follow us on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/NorfolkVa or Twitter @NorfolkVA

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Update from Virginia Beach Public Works:

“VB Public Works has crews working overnight checking low-lying areas for flooding, putting out “road closed” and “high water” signs and clearing any crucial drains in flooded areas.  We will continue to monitor all areas of the city throughout the night and tomorrow morning.”

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Following issues on base currently due to heavy rain and wind. Gates 2 and 22 have been closed due to flooding. Gilbert Street closed between Virginia Ave and Maryland Ave due to flooding. Large tree down blocking all lanes on B avenue near NEX Minimart by Gate 5. Gate 3A now open as well as Gate 5.

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Update from City of Norfolk: 

The City has opened a shelter if residents need a safe place to ride out the storm – Norview High School – 6501 Chesapeake Blvd.  Entrance is on the left-hand side of the building.
 
Residents who need transportation to the shelter should call (757) 441-5610.
 
Residents are asked to bring personal items, sleeping bags, blankets and snacks.  Pets are welcome. Owners must bring pet carriers and food for your pet.  Owners must remain on-site with their pet at all times.
 
Citizens are asked to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.  Heavy rains are flooding streets around the City.  The same floodwaters may delay firefighters response to stranded drivers.
 
In addition to the York Street Parking Garage, the City has opened Freemason Street Garage, 161 West Freemason Street and Bank Street Garage, 441 Bank Street for free, dry parking.  Residents must move their vehicles by noon on Monday, October 10th.
 
Important phone numbers:
To report downed trees, call Norfolk non-emergency number (757) 441-5610
For power outages and downed power lines, call Dominion Virginia Power 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357
For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1
For storm-related updates, go to http://www.norfolk.gov or follow us on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/NorfolkVA or Twitter @NorfolkVA
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Update from City of Suffolk:

Roadway conditions continue
to deteriorate due to the extensive amount of rainfall experienced over the
last several hours, with numerous roads throughout the City closed due to high
water or downed trees. 

 

The following listing of
closed roadways may not be all inclusive, as conditions throughout the City and
amounts of rainfall vary and not all situations have been brought to the
attention of Emergency Communications:


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Bridge
Road/Shoulders Hill Road

·        
Shoulders
Hill Road

·        
3300
block of Holland Road

·        
Bennetts
Creek Park Road/Shoulders Hill Road

·        
E.
Washington Street

·        
Bradford
Drive/Magnolia Drive

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3800
block Pughsville Road

·        
Kings
Fork Road/Lake Meade Drive

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9300
block Southwestern Boulevard

·        
800
block Longstreet Lane

·        
Route
58 Eastbound/Portsmouth Boulevard/downed trees at the Weigh Station

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County
Street

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400-800
block Manning Road

 

Citizens are urged to remain
off the roadways, as nighttime travel can be especially treacherous on flooded
roadways.

 

Dominion Power and Community
Electric also has a number of power outages across the City due to downed trees
and power lines. 

 

Citizens can
contact the Suffolk Police Department non-emergency number at 923-2350 for
storm-related questions, or 514-7600 for non-emergency roadway-related
issues.  

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The Sentara BelleHarbour free-standing 24-hour emergency department on Route 17 in Suffolk has suffered a power outage and a generator failure tonight and cannot accept any patients. Patients who were on-site when the outage occurred have been transferred safely to Sentara Obici Hospital on Route 10.  Patients needing emergency care in Suffolk tonight should go to Sentara Obici Hospital. 

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Click here for the latest video forecast from Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey

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Slover Library and Pretlow Library in Norfolk will be closed tomorrow, Sunday October 9.

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Road closures in Virginia Beach include:

  • 1500 block of Dam Neck Road
  • Nimmo Pkwy and Princess Anne Road
  • 83rd Street and Atlantic Ave
  • 1800 block of Sandbridge Road​
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Update from Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office:

Route 460 in Isle of Wight County at Yellow Hammer Rd is completely shut down due to flooding. This area is west of the Town of Windsor and east of the Blackwater River Bridge.

In addition, Route 58 Business (Carrsville Hwy in Isle of Wight County just east of the City of Franklin is completely impassable and shut down.

Also, Route 258 in Walters (south of Windsor) is completely shut down.

Route 17 is now impassable as well and the James River Bridge is shut down. southbound.

Numerous secondary roads within the county are impassable and driving will remain hazardous and dangerous due to down trees, power lines and flooding.

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Update from VDOT: 

High winds and heavy rains are expected to continue through the morning hours in Hampton Roads and have already caused a number of downed trees and road and ramp closures.
 
James River Bridge southbound travel remains blocked from Newport News to Isle of Wight County due to high water levels on the Isle of Wight side of the bridge.
 
An estimated 10-12 trees fell along interstates, including I-264 and I- 64 near the Bowers Hill area of Chesapeake, and also near the I-464/I-64 interchange.  Travel was temporarily blocked in both east and westbound directions while trees were removed from the roadway.
 
Early this morning a tree fell across Interstate 64 East in James City County near the Toano exit, closing all eastbound travel lanes.
 
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in Norfolk remain closed due to weather conditions and several on and off-ramps in Norfolk and Portsmouth remain closed due to standing water.
 
Motorists are advised to avoid unnecessary travel.   If you must be on roadways and interstates, KNOW BEFORE YOU GO and consult VDOT’s free travel tools:
 
  • Download the 511 smartphone app
  • Visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone
  • Listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680AM
  • Call the Traffic Line at 757-361-3016
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