Sept. 6, 2019 - More than a dozen roads were reported flooded leading up to high tide this afternoon, but Hampton was spared the worst of Hurricane Dorian. Winds and rain died down well before the tide crested, helping to limit flooding.
Hampton will close its two public shelters, which housed 28 people, at 5 p.m. City officials will continue to monitor remaining issues.
Flooded roads were reported chiefly in the Fox Hill/Beach Road/Dandy Point area, as well as downtown and Pasture Point along the Hampton River; areas of Harris Creek Road; 5th Street and Tappan in Buckroe; Chamberlin and Hope in Phoebus; and Powhatan and Harbor in Wythe.
Power outages peaked at approximately 2,300 households according to Dominion Power, but all but 65 had been restored by 4 p.m..
The tidal flooding was still at moderate flood stage, cresting at 5.87 feet at at Sewell's Point. That's lower than the forecast and less than the city's major flooding events. Floodwaters are receding now, and roads should clear later this evening.
Trash collection for Friday's routes will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday. Residents can begin putting their trash and/or recycling bins at the curb, as well as their bulk trash. Libraries, community centers and parks will resume normal operating hours on Saturday.
As of 4 p.m. Friday, winds had calmed to 13 mph sustained with gusts to 26 mph at Langley Air Force Base. Earlier in the morning, they hit 35 mph sustained with gusts to about 45 mph. Langley recorded just over an inch of rain.