Flooding stops people from getting home in Hampton

Flooding stops people from getting home

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- Hurricane Matthew’s heavy rains left its mark in the city of Hampton.

Residents saw downed trees, downed power lines and several flooded streets.

Many Hampton residents weren’t able to leave their homes Sunday morning. We found a couple of downed trees on Sunnyside Drive and a slew of flooded streets off of Aberdeen Road.

Throughout the day, Hampton police updated drivers through social media on which roads were passible or not.

A death investigation is also underway in Hampton after a man was found dead in standing water left by Hurricane Matthew, police say.

Officers were called to the first block of Sherry Dell Drive shortly after 12 a.m. Sunday for an unresponsive male who appeared to have drowned, according to Hampton Police.

Police and fire units arrived to find that the male had gone outside of his home to check for damage from the storm and was found unresponsive in the standing water a short time later. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say the death appears to be storm related, however the incident remains under investigation and the cause of death is unknown.


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