Eastern Shore Under a Tropical Storm Watch Expected Rain Totals Up to 2-4 Inches

August 2, 2020

The National Hurricane Center posted a Tropical Storm Watch for the Virginia Coast Sunday afternoon.    Tropical Storm  Isaias continues its trip up the Atlantic Coast with the worst of the storm expected to affect the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tuesday morning.   As of now the Eastern Shore is expected to receive between 2 and 4 inches of rain along with sustained winds between 40 to 50 mph with gusts in exposed areas as much as 60 mph.  If the wind is this strong expect widespread power outages.

As of now neither Accomack nor Northampton counties or the town of Chincoteague are considering opening shelters. 

Eastern Shore residents should spend Monday making preparations including securing loose items and securing boats.  Right now the worst of the rain is expected to occur along the I 95 corridor with the Eastern Shore of Virginia getting between 1 and 2 inches. This could change so stay tuned.

Tropical storm force wind gusts could result in spotty power outages.

The tropical storm effects should begin early Tuesday morning and continue most of the day with the storm moving north later in the afternoon,

40 members of the Virginia National Guard have been assigned to the Onancock Armory to be available in case there is a need.  They will be in place today and will be organizing resources and deploying people and equipment in case these are needed.

Tune in Monday to WESR for updates.   Log on to the Hurricane Preparedness Guide on Shore Daily News.com or the Eastern Shore Radio App  sponsored by the A&N Electric Cooperative or pick up a free paper version at many local businesses for more tips on preparing for a storm.

As of now it is questionable as to the extent of tidal flooding that is expected from Isaias but stay tuned Monday for updates.

Alexa Coastal Country 300




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