Over 5,000 residents reported power outages; flash flood warning issued


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A Flash Flood warning was issued for Portsmouth, Norfolk, and Chesapeake Saturday afternoon.

The warning came after a big swath of rain developed over Hampton Roads just before noon. The warning was in effect until 5:15 p.m.

According to Dominion Energy, thousands of customers in the Hampton Roads region lost power during the storm.

At the peak of the storm, over 5,000 residents in the region were reported as out of power due to the storm. Most outages were reported in Chesapeake with over 3,300 people without power. Over 1,500 residents in Portsmouth were experiencing outages.

To report a power outage in your neighborhood, click here.

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