The intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach, Del., is shown Oct. 30, 2012, in this photo taken by Bruce Clattenburg of Ocean View, Del.
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP)- After staring at the possibility of the first direct hit by a hurricane on Delaware, state officials and residents were relieved that damage from Hurricane Sandy was less than feared.
Some southern coastal areas remained underwater Tuesday, but officials said the damage was less than expected, given that early forecasts had Sandy making landfall in Delaware. No deaths or injuries were reported.
One official said the fact that the storm picked up speed shortly before making landfall helped minimize the damage in Delaware.
The worst-hit areas appeared to be Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, were several residential streets were flooded.
Storm-driven waves also wiped out beach dunes north of the Indian River Inlet and left the major north-south coastal highway covered in sand.
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DELMAR, Del-This week WBOC has been following the discussion about adding two more casinos in Delaware; one of them being in Sussex County. A house committee in the First State put a plan for two moreMore
This week WBOC has been following the discussion about adding two more casinos in Delaware; one of them being in Sussex County. A House committee in the First State put a plan for two more casinos temporarily on hold.More
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