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Andrea Dumps Heavy Rain, Overflows River

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DOVER, Del.- Ray Mobley, of Dover, was crossing the Saint Jones Park when he ran into an overflowing river.

"It's the rain," said Mobley. "It's flooding here. You can't walk on a normal path because all of the paths are flooded."

About 2-4 inches of rain was the source of the problem, according to the National Weather Service.

"It was torrential here," said Mobley. "A lot of down pour. Some of the trees kind of came down."

Andrea didn't stop there. Just down the street, drenching waters washed up against backyards.

"What normally would be a sidewalk and some benches, just now one big lake," said Mobley.

Marcel Sawyer, of Dover, watched Andrea soak his neighborhood.

"I definitely think they can improve on some of the draining," said Sawyer.

Andrea's driving rains had blanketed much of the peninsula even before its center touched down, according to the National Weather Service.

"It usually is very narrow, but in the event of last night storm, it actually has expanded a lot," said Sawyer. "You can see the bush lines, but usually it is passed the bush lines, probably like a couple feet pass it."

No major problems from the first major storm. But Mobley says he's preparing for what 'Mother Nature' may bring.

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