posted on Sep, 15 2003 @ 06:03 PM
Oh boy.....here we go:
"Virginia under state of emergency as Isabel churns up the coast"
Speculated to hit Thursday.
Posted on 09/15/2003 1:35 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- "Gov. Mark R. Warner declared a state of emergency in Virginia on Monday to brace the state for Hurricane Isabel, which was on
course to smash into the East Coast as early as Thursday.
The declaration places the National Guard, the State Police and the Department of Transportation on full alert for what Warner said could be
significant flooding across an already waterlogged state as well as wind and tornado damage.
Isabel, 350 miles wide and packing winds of about 150 mph, on Monday was churning its way toward the U.S. mainland, where prognosticators predict
landfall would be most likely from the Carolinas northward.
Warner called on Virginians statewide, not just in coastal or tidewater regions, to be prepared to move to higher ground, tie down garbage cans and
lawn furniture that could become missiles in high winds and prepare for three to seven days without electricity. He met privately Monday afternoon
with state law-enforcement, military, emergency preparedness and transportation officials.
The last hurricane to affect Virginia was in 1999, when Hurricane Floyd caused widespread flooding damage, particularly in Franklin and Southampton
County. Franklin's downtown business district was almost completely inundated and is still struggling to rebound."
Not good.....not good....Cat 4 or even a good, strong Cat 3 will be very bad. We have had so much ran prior to this that with any kind of strong
wind, those shallow rooted pine trees are going to make a mess...not even talking flooding.