Photo taken by: Delaware Shores, Del., is shown in this photo taken Jan. 23, 2016, by Mary Jo Foxwell-Biscoe
Long Neck, Del. is shown Jan. 23, 2016, in this photo taken by Jackie McCabe.
DOVER, Del. (AP)- Delaware beaches are recovering after a weekend winter storm washed away sand dunes and caused flooding.
Shoreline destruction was coast-wide. Sand-enriched beaches along the coast were flattened and dunes were wiped away. Sections in Bethany Beach were also washed away as a result of high tides. In Rehoboth, parts of the boardwalk buckled from the force of waves that pounded the board.
Roadways along many of the Delaware Bay beaches were also flooded, preventing state assessment crews from evaluating the damage. Governor Jack Markell, Senator Tom Carper and Congressman John Carney surveyed the damage in Sussex County from a National Guard helicopter.
David Small, secretary of the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, says as soon as the water levels drop, crews will begin looking at the damage.