Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remains of Ida pounding Mid-Atlantic

The combination of the remains of Hurricane Ida, a frontal system and low pressure north of the Bahamas are expected to produce a long period of heavy rain, wind and high surf from North Carolina to New Jersey. Flash Flood Warnings are in effect for the Carolina's, Virginia, Delaware and Maryland. Coastal flooding is expected along the Outer Banks tonight through Friday afternoon. Ocean over wash is possible along NC12, and it could become impassable. Flooding is expected to be as bad as with Hurricane Isabel in 2003 in many areas of Tidewater of Virginia and Chesapeake. Storm force winds are already blowing along the coast with gusts over 40mph at the Bay Bridge. More information on this story can be found here at The Virginia Pilot Online.

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