MIDDLESEX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Residents throughout the state are experiencing strong winds, flooding and rain due to the effects of Tropical Storm Ophelia on Saturday, with many areas along the coast under a Tropical Storm Warning.
Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall near Emerald Isle, North Carolina, around 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 with sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.
As of about 11 a.m. Saturday, the storm is moving north at 13 miles per hour.
Areas along the coastline of Virginia are under a Tropical Storm Warning, with much of the area also under a Storm Surge or Coastal Flood Warning.
Residents near the Deltaville area on the eastern tip of Middlesex County saw powerful waves from the Rappahannock River that partially covered docks along the shore.
The tall, foamy waves can be seen crashing against the docks underneath a grayish, cloudy sky during the morning on Saturday. The docks along the river appear to have sustained significant damage, with missing boards.
In addition to tall waves observed beating against docks in Middlesex County, flooding was seen along Judith Sound Circle in the Lottsburg area of Northumberland County, near the border between Virginia and Maryland.
Floodwater can be seen along a road in a residential area in the afternoon on Saturday.