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Posted on: October 7, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Wind, rain, some flooding expected in area as Hurricane Matthew changes course again


Oct. 7, 2016 - The latest update from the National Weather Service in Wakefield said Hampton can expect about 3 inches of rain and wind gusts of 36 mph from Hurricane Matthew, which continues to move up the East Coast.

While Matthew will remain south of the area, the Weather Service said rain and wind will increase Saturday night and remain strong through Sunday. Coastal flooding will increase on Sunday, especially in the lower Chesapeake Bay area.

High tide at Sewell's Point is forecast to reach 5.1 feet Sunday afternoon, increasing the likelihood of minor flooding in some areas. Residents are encouraged to closely follow the news for the latest weather updates, and to avoid walking or driving in floodwaters. More flood-related information and safety tips can be found at

The city's Emergency Management Office will continue to monitor the weather through the weekend.

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