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Flash Flood Warnings expire for parts of eastern Virginia after rainfall of about 2" per hour

Posted at 10:50 AM, Jul 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-09 13:58:07-04

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. — Flash Flood Warnings have expired for parts of eastern Virginia after rainfall rates of around 2" per hour Saturday morning. Totals in the Northern Neck have exceeded 4" in some locations.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Lancaster County, southeastern Middlesex County and southeastern Northumberland County until 1:30 p.m.

A Flash Flood Warning was issued earlier for northwestern Lancaster County, Northumberland County, southeastern Richmond County and southeastern Westmoreland County until 1 p.m.

Parts of eastern Virginia now have rain totals of 2-4" and downpours will continue in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula as rain slowly moves to the coast, Meteorologist Mike Stone said.

"Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area," NWS officials warned. "Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly."

Officials said flash flooding would impact small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

NWS officials said some locations that will experience flash flooding include: Kilmarnock, Fair Port, Deltaville, Lancaster, White Stone, Wicomico Church, Hartfield, Byrdton, Rehoboth Church, Christ Church, Brook Vale, Weems, Regina, Foxwells, Millenbeck, Browns Store, Greys Point, Slabtown, Fleeton and Bertrand.

Additional locations include: Robley, Callao, Heathsville, Farnham, Morattico, Haynesville, Lewisetta, Kinsale, Sharps, Moon Corner, Mulch, Dodlyt, Lara, Lottsburg, Village, Alfonso, Howland, Downing, Nuttsville and Somers.

Here's when we could see more rain and storms this weekend.

Flooding Reports

Lancaster County: Department of Highways reports flash flood. Portions of River Road between Mollusk and Ottoman closed due to flooding as of 11:07 a.m.

Lancaster County: Trained spotter reports flash flood on portions of River Road and History Land Highway flooded near Lively at 10:35 a.m.

Northumberland County: Report of flooded road near intersection of Northumberland Highway and Richmond Road from social media at 10:23 a.m.

Richmond County: Multiple reports of flooded roads in the vicinity of Sharps Road and History Land Highway from social media as of 10:20 a.m.

This is a developing story. Anyone with flooding photos or videos can email to send a tip.