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Flooding Still an Issue in Parts of Sussex Co.

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The Oak Orchard community outside Millsboro. (Photo: WBOC) The Oak Orchard community outside Millsboro. (Photo: WBOC)

MILLSBORO, Del.- Some flood-prone areas in Sussex County are still dealing with high water, while the streets in other parts of the Oak Orchard community continue to dry out. 

Oak Orchard Road has experienced more than enough water seeping into the area over the the weekend. The nor'easter blew at least 2 feet of water into the streets from the nearby Indian River Bay.

On Sunday, the water begin to recede. On Monday, clear conditions were still the case, but not down the road.

Cerise Lane and a portion of River Road are still underwater. The streets are impassable. Even the bravest of drivers who tried to make their way through it, turned around. Mailboxes were submerged. A pier nearby was destroyed.

Gary Willman lives on Cerise Lane. His front yard was filled with several inches of water on Monday morning that left flood marks on the outside of his home. He said he is glad none of the water seeped in. 

"I didn't have any flooding this time, but I did before," said Willman, who described what other storms have been like. "I just pick everything up; you just shampoo everything and clean everything up."

Willman said occasional flooding is just the way of life by the Indian River Bay. He is used to dealing with it.

"It does impact you, but you've got to learn how to deal with it," Willman said.

George Anderson has lived in the Oak Orchard community for 22 years. The flooding near his home has dried up, and he is really happy about it.

"I'm glad it's gone because it just makes things worse around here for everybody," Anderson said.

A barricade is still up near the end of Oak Orchard because of flooding on River Road.
 

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