Va is in a state of emergency!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CHIC, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2009
    It is raining and it won't quit.We don't have many natural disasters here, flooding is so scary. I was driving today and the river was just a couple of feet from the road. Please pray for Va!
  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    [​IMG] Be careful on the roads and listen for evacuation plans.
    Flooding is scary and it happens so fast. We had the worst flood in our towns history back in May .It broke the records but luckily only 1 died. LOTS AND LOTS of animals drowned.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    The storm has just vacated our area of VA...the extreme SW region. We are soggy and muddy. I had a telephone hearing scheduled for 1pm today and it was cancelled due to flooding in the Roanoke area.

    Take heed of the warnings and DO NOT drive into water under any circumstances. 6 inches can become 3 feet in no time at all.

    Stay safe fellow Virginian's, North Carolinians and DCers and everyone else in the path.
  4. bonnylass79

    bonnylass79 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2009
    Central Florida
    Agreed, be ready to evacuate and evacuate early if the order is given. Do not try to walk or drive through the water.
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Prayers said.
  6. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2009
    Thank you, appreciate the support. I hate to think of how many people are affected by this and I don't even want to begin thinking about the pets. [​IMG]
  7. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    I found this thought you would be interested. We are praying for you..Be Safe

    Waning Ida's downpours swamp Mid-Atlantic coast
    By ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON Associated Press Writer The Associated Press
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 9:19 AM EST

    Larchmont residents evacuate their home as the Lafayette River floods on Thursday,...

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Relentless rain drenched much of the Atlantic seaboard Thursday, triggering coastal flood warnings and watches from North Carolina to New York's Long Island, inundating streets and forcing some rescues of stranded drivers in hard-hit Virginia.
    The downpour is the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida, as the storm's remnants move along the Atlantic coast. Although Ida quickly weakened once it made landfall, it soaked a swath from Alabama to Georgia soon after.
    Watches and warnings for gales, high winds and storms were in effect from North Carolina to New Jersey.
    Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine declared a state of emergency, and officials urged people in some areas to stay home as rain was predicted to continue in the drenched state at least through Friday.
    Mari Rosadson, who works at the front desk of the Marriott Waterside in downtown Norfolk, said she and her friend encountered standing water during the 5-mile drive from her home to work.
    "We made it through fine, thank God. It took me 45 minutes to get to work, more than double the time," she said.
    Coastal southeast Virginia seemed to be the focus of the most severe flooding Thursday, and a coastal flood warning was in effect through Friday evening.
    The National Weather Service warned that parts of the area could expect up to 4 inches of rain by midmorning. The weather service said the greatest threat for severe flooding in the Hampton Roads area would likely come during high tide Thursday afternoon and Friday evening.
    Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokesman Bob Spieldenner said his agency has received reports of a few Hampton Roads residents being rescued from their cars after getting stuck in high water.
    Similar incidents have been reported in coastal Norfolk, where winds were worsening high tides already 6 feet to 7 feet above normal. Flooding closed several streets, bridges and a major tunnel.
    "Each high tide is going to be worse, because the water's going to keep building," Spieldenner said.
    The agency also is monitoring the potential for inland river flooding, depending on how much total rain will get dumped on the state. In western Virginia, Salem officials reported flooded streets and some people being pulled out of low-lying areas.
    Dominion Power reported more than 21,000 outages in Virginia early Thursday, with more than half in southeast Virginia. Most Hampton Roads schools and universities canceled classes Thursday and some businesses closed for the day.
    In western Virginia, flooding and downed trees blocked several roads, and the Roanoke River was expected to flood Thursday. The rain blocked roads and closed schools throughout the area. Some people were being pulled out of low-lying areas.
    Meanwhile, Coast Guard officials continued searching for three commercial fishermen whose boat sank in churning seas off the coast of New Jersey.
    Flood warnings were posted across most of North Carolina from the mountains to the coast, with trees down and some roads closed.
    Thousands of North Carolinians lost electrical service. Duke Energy reported more than 11,000 customers lost power in the Charlotte area, though much of the service had been restored by late Thursday morning.
    The Coast Guard plucked two people stranded on a sailboat Wednesday off the North Carolina coast, where seas had churned and winds gusted near 30 mph. Two other people remained with the boat as it was towed back to shore.
    The National Weather Service said Thursday morning that rainfall in the previous 24 hours ranged from less than an inch in Charlotte to nearly 6 inches in New Bern on the coast.
    Some roads were closed across the state by flooding and downed trees. Schools in several districts in the Wilmington area were opening late.
    In South Carolina, state health officials blamed the heavy rains for overwhelming sewage plants in the Columbia area, dumping some raw sewage into three rivers.
    In suburban Atlanta, streets and yards that border the Chattahoochee River filled with water as the river spilled over its banks from the rain. The area is still waterlogged from historic flooding in September, which swamped homes and businesses.
    In Delaware, about 3,500 power outages were reported because of rain and wind, and the state's beaches were under flood watches and high surf advisories.
    Associated Press Writers Jack Jones in Columbia, S.C., Dorie Turner in Atlanta, Sue Lindsey in Roanoke, Va., and Sarah Brumfield in Washington contributed to this story.
  8. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2009
    Yeah, I am right in the region of the Roanoke River- my house isn't thank God. I am thinking of a way not to drive by it this afternoon- It must be in the road by now!
  9. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2009
    Quote:Wow, do you have a direct line to God. The rain has stopped! At least for now. Thank you so much.
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    [​IMG] Please be careful! [​IMG]

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