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Freezing Wind Chills Slow Sunday Activities

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REHOBOTH, Del. -- High winds gusting throughout Saturday night and into the following day put off plenty of outdoor plans but there were still a brave few who ventured out into the cold Sunday afternoon.

The 15-mile an hour winds brought on not only wind chills as low as 15 below, but some destruction as well.

Electricity was knocked out for thousands in Sussex County and parts of the Eastern Shore overnight, as well as homes in Kent County.

Somerset County Schools Superintendent, John Gaddis, tweeted a photo of brand new bleachers at Washington High School almost ripped right out of the stadium due to 25-mph wind gusts.

The gale force winds made for rough seas on the Delaware Bay so rides on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry were cancelled for the day.

Despite the National Weather Service issuing a wind chill advisory for all of Delmarva, a number people were still out and about in Rehoboth.

Between the city's Gumbo Crawl and President's Day auction happening at the Convention Center Sunday afternoon, plenty of families and tourists were making the most of the freezing but sunny day by the beach.

"I mean I thought it was going be cold," said Rebecca Yerkes of Landenberg, Pa. who kept her ungloved hands inside a fleece Northface jacket as she and a friend went bar hopping along Rehoboth Ave. "But I think the wind makes it far worse than what it really is."

For people like Dana Cultrera and her friend who attended the auction, the only hopping around they planned on Sunday was from one warm place to the next.

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