Thursday, November 12, 2009

When it rains, it pours...literally

The November Nor'easter as the news calls it has hit Hampton Roads. I woke up to school being canceled and a second day off in a row...sweet! Downtown Norfolk is under water, and I have never been more thankful to live in a condo building. We are completely safe and sound up here on the third floor. Since Marty works downtown, he is out of work today too :) The high tide, around 5/6 this morning, was 7 feet above normal. The Elizabeth River has come up over the banks and flooded the streets of Norfolk. Where we are, the water covers just about 1/2 of our car tires, yet in Ghent and the Haugue areas water is up to car doors. Whew! We may try to venture out some time today, or we may just get some house work done and read all afternoon. Stay safe!
Here are some pictures from around our condo building.



5 comments:

Ashley said...

stay safe!

A.K. said...

oh wow! stay safe friend!!!

Erin said...

I was just thinking about flooding and then stumbled across your blog! Our house is on a hill but I just noticed a lot of standing water in our neighbor's yard - hopefully we will be all right! Glad that you both are safe. I can't believe those pictures - that's a crazy amount of water. Love you and we should catch-up/plan a Christmas shopping trip to Williamsburg soon.

Anonymous said...

meredith, do not go swimming in that water! stay safe :-)

Elizabeth said...

Glad to know that you are safe! Can you imagine if it was colder and all of that was snow!!!