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* Hampton City News

Posted on: October 9, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Clean-up continues in Hampton, region after rain, wind damage from Hurricane Matthew


Oct. 9, 2016 – Clean-up will continue Monday as Hampton and the region begin recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. During the height of the storm Hampton received wind gusts as high as 61 mph and rainfall of about 9 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

The city began assessing storm damage Sunday afternoon, a process that is expected to continue today. The storm closed dozens of streets and at one point about 90 street lights were dark because of power outages. By late Sunday several stoplights were still out, but power was slowly being restored throughout Hampton. Several streets flooded by the storm were cleared, but some streets were still impassable. Reports of downed trees and powerlines continued to be made by concerned citizens and property owners.

While the cleanup continues, Public Works said trash collection will take place as usual Monday. Several residents who had to be evacuated from their homes were in a city shelter Sunday night. Hampton City Schools planned to be open Monday.

A wind advisory is in effect until midnight, and residents are encouraged to remain cautious. They are reminded to avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

Hampton residents are encouraged to visit; go to or to for updates. Residents can also dial the 311 Customer Call Center (727-8311 from outside the city or from a cell phone).

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