UPDATED – 6:50am – Delaware Electric Cooperative is working to replace at least 4 broken utility poles – but has restored power to over 1500 homes since the storm blew through early this morning. Delmarva Power still has over 6000 customers without power – in the Laurel and Seaford areas, from Selbyville to Dagsboro and the Bishopville area.
Storms moved through Delmarva during the overnight hours bringing strong winds and rains. The western side of Sussex and Kent Counties were hit hard by the storms and there are unconfirmed reports of possible tornado damage to several homes on Seaford and Fire Tower Roads in the Laurel area. Firefighters and crews from Delaware and Choptank Electric Cooperatives and Delmarva Power are dealing with multiple calls for power outages because of wires down. Remember if you see a downed power line – do not touch it – always believe it is energized.
Delaware Electric Cooperative has nearly 3000 members without power. Delmarva Power shows over 12,000 without power – mainly in Sussex, Kent and Worcester Counties. Choptank Electric Cooperative.