Severe weather causes flooding, outages in North Carolina, parts of Hampton Roads


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Over 5,000 residents were out of power Sunday morning as severe weather affected much of Hampton Roads and North Carolina.

At the peak of the storm around 11:30 a.m., nearly 5,000 Dominion Energy customers in Chesapeake alone lost power.

In North Carolina, most of the power outages were reported in Gates County with 126 residents in the dark, and in Camden County with 29 residents without power.

Several residents also reported flooding in their neighborhoods. Morris Farm also posted on Facebook Monday showing workers sweeping inches of water that had flooded into the store. The business said there was no damage.

At 11:48 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Chesapeake, which was in effect until 3:15 p.m.

Earlier in the day, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Camden, Currituck, and Pasquotank counties. The tornado warning was in effect until 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Street kayaking in the Grassfield area of Chesapeake, Va. on August 1, 2021.
Lightning in Currituck County, NC on August 1, 2021. Courtesy: Kimberly Stratton

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