NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — More than an hour before Friday’s afternoon high tide, streets in E. Ocean View are already beginning to flood.
The flooding comes hours after Hurricane Dorian went over the Outer Banks of North Carolina, bringing wind and rain to Hampton Roads.
10 On Your Side Investigative Producer Adrienne Mayfield captured a video of a truck driving through a flooded intersection on 3rd Bay Street near Bay View Park around 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
Water was continuing to rise in the intersection and in the park around 2:45 p.m. Friday.
More than a mile away on 19th Bay Street, residents put up a “Do Not Enter” sign warning drivers not to go through a flooded section of the road.
Resident MariJo Sensel said that she watched people try to drive through 19th Bay Street near Pretty Lake Avenue for much of the afternoon.
“My neighbor put up this ‘Do Not Enter’ sign just to keep people safe, and people still want to come down and ride through it and it’s very dangerous,” Sensel said.
She also added that one of her neighbors flooded out their truck on the street and a tow man came to try and help them get out of the water. When the two man walked to the flooded out truck, water came up to his waist.
Down the way at a flooded Willoughby Spit, state troopers were there making sure those in the area were OK.
Other flood-prone spots in Norfolk are also seeing some high tidal flooding, including the Hague.