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Coastal Community Prepares for Possible Minor Flooding

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Bethany Beach community braces for some minor flooding (Source: WBOC) Bethany Beach community braces for some minor flooding (Source: WBOC)

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - While snow is possible for parts of Delmarva, that's likely not going to be the main issue over the next couple days. More at risk are coastal areas, where there is expected to be a storm surge. As a result, coastal communities across Delmarva were getting read on Thursday. 

"Definitely looks like the calm before the storm," said Jessica Ames, who was walking Bethany Beach Thursday morning. "Which could be a good and a bad thing... Probably won't look like this tomorrow." 

On the beach, dozers were pushing sand into a makeshift dune, so as to better protect the boardwalk from any flooding. A similar operation was being done in the southern end of the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. Tidal flooding could reach as high as three feet above normal.

Some local residents expressed concern because the coasts are still vulnerable after the January storm

"I'm expecting to stay in the house," said Nancy Donohoe, who was walking the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk with her husband.

At Candy Kitchen, Madeline Bradshaw said she would be keeping a close eye on the forecast. 

"Just a little worrisome," she said. "Because they haven't finished moving all the sand up from last time. So it could potentially come a lot farther up the Avenue." 

To get all the updates on the storm, visit the WBOC Weather Homepage

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