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Bowers Beach Dodges a Bullet With Hurricane Sandy

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A portion of Bowers Beach is shown Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (Photo: WBOC) A portion of Bowers Beach is shown Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (Photo: WBOC)

BOWERS BEACH, Del.- Hurricane Sandy came and went from Bowers Beach in Kent County.  Fortunately for residents there, she did not leave much of her wrath behind.    

"Prayer for God because He saved the town," said Eugene Greek of Bowers. 

Greek said when evacuation orders were lifted, he was thankful to see his home still standing.

"We got the northwest winds, which helped push the tidal surge away from us. That was a Godsend," said Greek.

Sandy left behind a few flooded streets as well as some flooded yards. Some homes are still boarded up.

People in Bowers Beach, including Sherry Fistere, owner of Bayview Inn, say they dodged a bullet when it came to Hurricane Sandy. That is because the last major storm that hit flooded the entire town.

"It was a true miracle that the storm passed over Bowers Beach," said Fistere.

Mac McCormick and his wife Natalie are from Milford, but say they visit Bowers Beach all the time.

"As we were coming in, one of the local residents warned us. She said there is a huge ledge," said McCormick.

A ledge was created when Sandy rushed ashore and formed a huge sand wall.

"The beach to our amateur eye has changed considerably," McCormick said.

It is a change that many say they are thankful for because Hurricane Sandy could have left behind a lot more.

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