DE National Guard Activated for Storm Response

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The Delaware National Guard has been activated and is now in place to support any needed actions in regards to Tropical Storm Ophelia. The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is coordinating with FEMA Region 3 as well as state, county and local agencies to be ready to respond statewide if needed. Additional information from DEMA:Major concerns…

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Bethany Beach Looking at a Retractable Dam to Control Flooding

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Officials in Bethany Beach are considering a dam at the mouth of the Loop Canal to help control flooding in the Quiet Resort. The Town has been working on a preliminary design for a dam with a steel wall that can be raised and lowered by hydraulic arms or an inflatable bladder – this would…

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Stormy Night Across Delmarva

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It was a stormy night on Delmarva. The National Weather Service was updating continually with thunderstorm watches and warnings and tornado watches as well. Nearly everyone saw rain and thunderstorms – several waves of storms through the evening. In Delaware – most reports of damage sent to the National Weather Service came from New Castle…

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Coastal Flood Advisory in Effect Overnight Tonight

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A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued from 10 PM this evening to 6 AM Thursday. Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways in Coastal Kent and Sussex Counties. At this level, flooding begins on the most vulnerable roads in coastal and bayside communities,…

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Flooding Concerns at Long Neck & Oak Orchard

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Many roads in the Long Neck and Oak Orchard areas are seeing high water from the storm. High tide has just passed at Oak Orchard at 4:52am – the next high tide is at 5:20pm. Indian River Fire officials traveled much of the district to analyze the inland bay flooding concerns in the various communities…

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Voluntary Evacuation Called for All of Chincoteague

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Chincoteague has declared a local state of emergency as tidal flooding will begin this morning and continue through Tuesday. Chincoteague Emergency Management officials expect major flooding Monday afternoon during high tide between 2 and 5pm and a voluntary evacuation has been issued for all of Chincoteague – especially those who live in the Bunker Hill…

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Weathering the Mother’s Day Weekend Storm

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We’re looking for your storm pictures – send them to media@wgmd.com Wind advisory expired at 5 this morning – and the Coastal Flood warning has been extended until 7am Monday. High tide has passed early this morning for Ocean City, Indian River and Lewes – the next high tide in those areas will be this…

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BVSPCA, DHA Shelter Endangered Pets From South

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Pets who were in endangered shelters in Louisiana before Hurricane Ida and in flood-ravaged portions of Tennessee are out of harm’s way, thanks to two Delaware animal welfare organizations. Over the weekend, the Brandywine Valley SPCA accepted an emergency evacuation airlift of 110 dogs and cats sheltered in the south. People have already been lining…

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Rain, Wind Expected To Lash Delmarva; Snow Stays Distant

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The second storm of the week is expected to soak Delmarva, bringing strong gusty winds as well. Advisories, watches and warnings for wind and coastal flooding will take effect. Worcester County Emergency Services is urging residents to be prepared for coastal flooding as well as power outages and other possible impacts of the storm. WCES…

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FEMA Approves Flood Mitigation Grant For Crisfield

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Flood mitigation efforts in Crisfield will get support with a grant of more than $1.2-million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the State of Maryland. According to Congressman Andy Harris, the grant will cover 90-percent of the projected costs of installing tide gates, replacing culverts, installing two pump stations and other flood-related projects. Crisfield’s…

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Sussex County Monitoring TS Isaias

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Sussex County could see its most significant brush with tropical weather for the 2020 season yet, as a would-be hurricane churning off the Atlantic coast has its eye – with gusty winds and torrential rains wrapped around it – set on the mid-Atlantic region and beyond in the hours ahead. Forecasters with the National Hurricane…

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Update : TS Fay Brings Wind & Water to Delmarva

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UPDATED – Saturday, 9:30am – Tropical Storm Fay passed off the coast of Delmarva yesterday morning – and brought a lot of rain to the eastern side of Sussex County.  The National Weather Service reports that beach areas saw from about 5 ½ inches to nearly 7 inches of rain.  There were reports of flooding…

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Sen. Carper tours flood prone areas in Delaware to highlight climate change bill

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U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) toured several roads and bridges impacted by flooding and sea-level rise in Delaware to highlight America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA), a bipartisan, $287 billion surface transportation infrastructure bill aimed at addressing climate change. The legislation, co-authored by Sen. Carper, is the first-ever title specifically aimed at addressing climate change. It…

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DelDOT Watching for Flooded Roads During Storm

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The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials will be monitoring today’s forecast which is producing heavy rain and flooding. The following roads are either closed or have high water on the roadway in New Castle and Kent counties. DelDOT encourages motorists to drive carefully and be alert for water on the roadways.Motorists are urged do…

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DelDOT Urges Caution with Heavy Rains in Forecast

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As the holiday weekend approaches, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is advising motorists that another storm system is forecast to bring heavy rains and possible flooding across the state. A Flood Watch has already been issued as the potential exists of more than an inch of additional rainfall beginning Thursday evening. Increasing the likelihood…

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Saturday’s Rains Bring Localized Flooding

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Heavy rains on Saturday left some areas with high water.  Dewey Beach saw some flooding on the bayside and on Route 1 in the northbound lanes.  There were reports of ponding on Route 113 in Georgetown and in other low lying areas that are prone to flooding.  In Milton, businesses are setting up sandbags as…

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available for Sussex County from May Flooding

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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Sussex County, Delaware as a result of the rain and flooding on May 12-23, 2018. “This county is eligible because it is contiguous to…

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