(Jeffrey Ocampo, Dominion Energy)

Damage Assesments To Take Time

VDEM Says Could Take More Than A Week

October 12, 2018 - 5:01 pm

Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says it could take seven to ten days to fully assess all of the damage from Hurricane Michael.  The storm brought tornadoes, heavy winds, and flooding to large areas of the state.

There are still people in shelters and hotels, mostly in western Virginia, where there was flash flooding.  Governor Ralph Northam says the storm did not catch the Commonwealth unaware.

Virginia does still have search and rescue teams in Florida, helping with the signficant response in that state.  Dominion anticpates having most people's power back on by Monday evening.  At the peak, nearly 600,000 customers lost power.