Flooding, power outages hit Southeast Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk International Airport recorded 10 inches of rain, as the Hampton Roads area also experienced street flooding, downed trees and power outages from the effects of Hurricane Matthew as it moved off the coast and out to sea.

The Virginian-Pilot said the Virginia National Guard was sending 160 troops to the area Sunday to assist with response to the flooding. The Guard will use Humvees and tactical trucks to help with transportation through high water.

Wind gust of up to 80 mph were recorded off the Virginia Beach oceanfront on Saturday night, said Mike Montefusco, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Wakefield, Virginia.

Hurricane Matthew was downgraded Saturday night to a post-tropical cyclone.

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