The Shore Drive Blog : November 2009

Shore Drive Area Takes A Beating - November '09 Nor'easter

This has to be the worst storm I have seen flooding wise, since I moved to Virginia Beach in the late 1970's.  A strong Northeaster, remnants of TS Ida, pounded Virginia Beach from November 11th through November 13th, 2009.  Massive tidal flooding occurred in the Lynnhaven River Basin along with endless heavy rain, winds up to 70 mph, and unprecedented Chesapeake Bay wave action.  This combination led to the worst storm in years.

Bubba's 2 Hours Before High Tide  Wind Waves in Chick's Oyster Bar's Parking Lot

    Bubba's Crab House was substantially flooded.             Surf's up at Chick's Oyster Bar

 

Duck In  Shore Drive

              The old Duck-In site on Friday                         Flooding on Shore Drive Thursday afternoon

 

 Whaler  Whaler Piece

    My old Boston Whaler rides it out (in water right of center)             This one wasn't as lucky!

 

Cape Story By The Sea Beach  Cape Story By The Sea Beach

Cape Story Beach access ramp at Sandalwood Road    Part of same ramp a couple miles down beach

 

Beach Cart Boat  Tree on Boat

                      Boat ride down street                             My neighbor's boat unfortunately took a tree

 

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All photos courtesy of Mark A. Moore

 

7 commentsMark A. Moore • November 13 2009 12:14PM
Shore Drive Area Takes A Beating - November '09 Nor'easter
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This has to be the worst storm I have seen flooding wise, since I moved to Virginia Beach in the late 1970's. A strong Northeaster, remnants of TS Ida, pounded Virginia Beach from November 11th through November 13th, 2009. Massive tidal flooding… more