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Sussex Co. Requesting Damage Claims After Nor'easter

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A flooded mobile home community in Oak Orchard. Photo: WBOC. A flooded mobile home community in Oak Orchard. Photo: WBOC.

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. – Sussex County residents affected by last week’s nor’easter are being asked to submit damage claims.

Anyone whose home or business sustained damage in the powerful coastal storm should call the county’s Emergency Operations Center at (302) 856-7366. Property owners should be prepared to detail the damage, what caused it and whether they have insurance.

Only businesses and primary residences, not seasonal homes, are eligible.

“Public reports are critical for emergency managers to assess the amount of damage that follows an event like the recent nor’easter,” said EOC Director Joseph Thomas. “We know there is some flooding damage, particularly along the Inland Bays and other low-lying areas, and the best way to gather details is to have the public provide information on how they were adversely affected.”

Officials say they plan to map the reports in order to gain a clearer sense of what issues the nor’easter left in its wake. The assessment reports that follow will be shared with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency for consideration toward any future federal disaster assistance application.

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