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PHOTOS: Flooding overtakes Norfolk, Virginia, as Julia lingers off coast

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Torrential rain dumped over the Norfolk, Virginia, area Tuesday into Wednesday morning and left streets looking like rivers.

Over 13.5 inches of rain fell in Kempsville, Virginia, just south of Norfolk in 72 hours, according to CoCoRAHs.

Steady rain fell over southern Virginia as lingering impacts from Julia fueled tropical moisture into the area, AccuWeather Meteorologist Andy Mussoline said.

"However, the area of low pressure will weaken and move away from the coast and lead to a drying trend through late this week," he said.

Several roads were closed in the area and some schools were canceled due to the intense flooding.

The extensive flooding also prompted some schools across the region to be either delayed or closed.

Flooding in Virginia Beach, Va., on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Instagram photo/orf_spotter)

Flooding in Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Instagram photo/bodybydonuts)

Flooding in Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Instagram photo/cintia_y_b)

Flooding in Norfolk, Va. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Facebook photo/Amy Lisbeth)