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* Hampton City News

Posted on: October 9, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Wind, rain, dying down as city begins damage assessments; flooding, outages still problems

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Oct. 9, 2016 – With rain dying down and winds diminishing, Hampton began damage assessment Sunday afternoon as Hurricane Matthew continued moving northeast.

Winds from the storm are expected to continue into the afternoon, but the worst is over for Hampton and surrounding communities, according to the National Weather Service.

City streets were littered with debris Sunday afternoon and more than 40 intersections were without traffic lights because of power outages. Downed trees were reported throughout Hampton and some areas continued to deal with flooding. The Weather Service said strong winds might keep some floodwaters from subsiding quickly.

Dominion Power said about 17,000 customers were without service at noon, down from an estimated high of more than 19,200. Dominion was bringing in crews from outside the area and working with the city to restore service to affected residents as fast as possible. The National Guard is also working with the city.

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