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Kent County Emergency Crews Prep For Strong Winds and Flooding

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BOWERS BEACH, Del. - A Nor'easter is heading to the East Coast, packing strong winds and heavy rains.

Delaware emergency officials say they're watching and waiting for the possibility of flooding in some areas.

Flooded streets in Bowers Beach is not a major concern for people like Doris Morris whose lived in the area for years.

"It's nothing new to us. We're used to all this," said Morris.

Kevin Wilson with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency in Smyrna says workers are keeping their eyes on winds that could reach 50 miles per hour.

"Our big concern is the wind and moderate coastal flooding and some beach erosion," said WIlson.

DelDOT crews are also getting prepared for snow.

Geoff Sundstrom says crews are expected to start hitting the roads sometime Friday night to begin treating the roads with salt if needed.

Crews also look out for other hazards.

"What we watch for are trees coming down into the roadway, perhaps hitting a power line, knocking that into the roadway, or perhaps a traffic signal going out," said Sundstrom.

Morris says this storm could make a difference with high winds.

"If (winds) are pulling out of the northeast then you've got a lot to worry about. The high winds can hold the tide in and bring the tide in. If it's not blowing out of the northeast, we really have nothing to worry about even with the high winds," said Morris.

Morris and others in Bowers Beach agree that this Nor'easter will only bring some needed rain.

Emergency officials say in the event the power goes out, people with access to social media on cell phones can get up-to-the-minute information.

Follow DEMA or DelDOT on Facebook.

You can also follow the organizations on Twitter @DelawareEMA or @DelawareDOT.

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