October 08, 2016

Mathew Missed His Turn

ODU is flooded a minimum of a foot deep  and on emergency power. After driving to the dorms other students kicked out of library by power failure I noted cartops just visible above water down the street from the school. It took 2 hrs to get out of Norfolk and had to take interstate long way around. Trees down on interstate. I'm in a Truckstop in Suffolk watching water rise and power flicker.

 
 

UPDATE:
I need to invest in a dashcam. The things I saw tonight really needed to be filmed. The phone is completely dead. I'm home now after a 4 hour trek to make what is normally a 15 minute trip. The tunnel is apparently flooded, which will make my Monday commute....interesting. The garage is flooded, trees are down all over. Power seems stable for now, but I'm signing off just in case. According to the Weather Channel, Mathew's eyewall is passing overhead (though the eye is 100 miles to the southeast...Mathew is kinda "stretchy"). The worst is supposed to hit around 3:30AM...or about 2 hours from when I typed this.
 
UPDATE 2:

A couple of very bad pictures of Ghent and ODU






I went to check on my parent's boat this morning. The trip required some detours.



One thing I noted was that many streets that were no longer impassable due to water were nearly impassable due to the large number of no longer submerged cars that had been abandoned.


My parent's boat was OK, but the marina was roughly handled. They had just gotten their boat back in the water after scraping the bottom. This poor fellow...

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Standing water remains..


As I type this, the sun seems to be coming out and the wind, while still high is not so bad. 




Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 10:58 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I hope you have better than your usual luck.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sat Oct 8 23:30:16 2016 (+rSRq)

2 Stay safe, and if you can't get to work on Monday, Don't. You probably won't be the only one.

Posted by: Mauser at Sun Oct 9 02:27:37 2016 (5Ktpu)

3 CBBT website says "operating with restrictions due to 60 mph winds". No news sites say anything about flooding in the tunnel. Maybe they closed the doors while the eye was passing in case of storm surge.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sun Oct 9 13:00:05 2016 (XOPVE)

4 That would make sense. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sun Oct 9 14:57:13 2016 (KicmI)

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