The threat of Hurricane Lili sent some Hampton Roads residents searching for masking tape, rope and bottled water Friday, while others relished the surging surf and sunny skies.
Whenever possible, the Navy moves ships from port out to sea or anchorage in the bay to avoid or to ride out such storms, said Lt. Cmdr. Mike Todd, a spokesman for the Norfolk Naval Base.
Staff photo (color) by DAVE BOWMAN Tourists and residents survey a windy Virginia Beach oceanfront Friday afternoon as heavy surf causes some beach erosion. From left are Hope Miller of Pennsylvania and Debbie, Will and Erick Ainsworth of Virginia Beach. Staff photo (b&w) by KENNETH D. LYONS Van Brice tapes a window at the Peninsula Marine Institute building on Warwick Boulevard in downtown Newport News in preparation for Lili. Mavis Dixon, operation secretary at the center, lends assistance. The institute is an alternative to jail for young offenders.