Crews were out on Wednesday getting the roads back to normal. The water on parts of the street came up halfway up the mailbox posts.
Overnight, Virginia’s governor already declaring a state of emergency.
McAuliffe expressed relief Friday on a WTOP Radio show about the hurricane’s current trajectory to veer out to sea. He added that the state is ready to handle the expected torrential rains over the coming days.
Also, there are more than 4000 outages in southeastern Virginia right now, where coastal flooding is widespread.
Both Accomack and Northampton counties are under a coastal flood warning.
“The rain is supposed to be pretty heavy on Friday”, Londrey said.
McAuliffe said the ground is already saturated, so expect trees to tumble. They also should not try to move a downed power line.
The department says it began receiving calls for service Friday morning.
“People that are prone to flooding in their neighborhoods or homes should be paying attention to what’s going to happen”.
While her house isn’t in direct danger of flooding, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management wants to remind those who are in flood prone areas to be prepared. Plus, the headlights make you more visible to other drivers when visibility is limited in a heavy downpour.
“It is important for the people of Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, and all of Virginia to see and hear as many candidates as possible”. Still, the governor is urging state residents to start now in preparation of potential heavy rains and flooding.
In Norfolk, the Lafayette River is spilling over its banks in some neighborhoods.
McAuliffe cautioned Virginians of the potential of devastating weather. “As of Tuesday of this week we saw flooding in the Commonwealth”. Among the districts closing early Friday are in Lexington, Martinsville, Roanoke and Salem. Businesses and residents in the city can sign up for emergency text alerts here.
Significant rainfall is still expected throughout the region. No one was seriously hurt, and all of the approximately 130 ponies survived.
Moran also says that 800 National Guardsmen have been deployed throughout the state. The watch area excludes far southwestern Virginia.
Deputy director of joint operations Lt. Col. Douglas Gagnon says personnel must be in place before the severe weather hit to allow for a rapid response when needed. Additional debris removal and tree crews are on standby.
The Virginia National Guard was last on state active duty in February and March responding to heavy snow and flooding.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is warning Virginians of the prospect of flooding and power failures as a rain-soaked weather system moves into the state.
“48-hour rainfall totals range anywhere from 2″ to 6” across Hampton Roads and northeast North Carolina.
Chief weathercaster Lonnie Quinn of CBS New York station WCBS-TV reported on “CBS This Morning” Thursday that Joaquin was forecast to strengthen to a Category 4 storm as it turns north, but then weaken to as low as a Category 1 storm as it approaches the East Coast.