Good morning, Team.
Here is the latest from the NWS for Hurricane Ian. It is good news in that the projected path of the storm continues to move eastward. We will be cautiously optimistic that the forecast holds true while remaining vigilant and prepared to respond in case it doesn’t.
The Hourly Graph indicates when we should expect the rainfall to begin (likely Friday evening). You can also see the extent to which the winds will be elevated which should not be a big concern other than the impact it will have on the tides.
The latest Tide Graph shows Friday’s and Saturday’s high tides, peaking at 12:56 pm and 1:16 am respectively, are in the minor flood stage. This will cause ponding in the usual spots, but nothing of major concern and not to the level we would open garages. This is particularly good because ODU football has a 6 pm game Saturday and thus their parking garages will not be available to residents. ODU Emergency Manager Jared Hoernig, I appreciate again you looking into that for us and want to let you know as well that your tailgaters may experience some possible flooding with a 1:53 pm peak high tide Saturday, but traffic should not be hampered when the game lets out with low tide at 8:27 pm.
Nothing further to report at this time. We’ll continue to monitor and keep you posted.
Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response