September 11, 2018. Virginia Beach, VA. Regent University has put out a Press Release that reads, “Due to potential impacts of Hurricane Florence, Regent University operations will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11 and reopen no earlier than Monday, September 17.”
The entire Press Release can be read here: https://www.regent.edu/news-events/regent-university-closing-2-p-m-tuesday-september-11/
Regent goes on to state, “As Regent’s campus and surrounding areas prepare for severe winds, possible flooding due to prolonged rains, and power outages, all students living in on-campus housing are strongly encouraged to evacuate the Hampton Roads area by no later than Wednesday, September 12.”
Considering that there are over a million people in the Hampton Roads area, our sources to The Lantern & Shield Times are suggesting that people start to leave the Hampton Roads area today since there may be a grid lock on the Interstates leading out of the area. There are serval roads leading out, but the two main roads of concern are the I-64 corridor and Rt. 460.
As previously reported, the storm’s possible tracking is taking it more northwest than previously thought with the hurricane moving along the ridge of the Bermuda High, striking Central North Carolina or possibly the Outer Banks. If this occurs, it could set up Hampton Roads for high winds and massive flooding. The hurricane is predicted to go inland and possibly stalling for a day or two. This would in turn cause massive flooding inland.
Please note that the exact point of landfall cannot be determined until most likely Wednesday or Thursday. It could still move South or North. It could stay out at sea, but that is highly unlikely based on the projection models.
If you believe in prayer, now is the time to pray. Now is the time to prepare. Now is the time to evacuate.
The National Hurricane Center
Regent University Press Release
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