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Hundreds Take Refuge in Delaware Shelters

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP)- Hundreds of Delaware residents are taking refuge in shelters opened in Sussex County, where many of the state's coastal communities are located.

County emergency management officials said the overnight hours Monday were calm, and that evacuation of low-lying areas ordered by Gov. Jack Markell appeared to have helped.

As of 6 a.m. Monday, there were about 400 evacuees staying at shelters in the county.

Joe Hopple, a spokesman for the county emergency operations center, said there were reports of roads being covered with water, and that he expected more such reports after daybreak.

Officials expect the worst of the hurricane's wind and rains to begin battering Delaware around 8 a.m. and to last through the day.

 

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