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Flooding Seen Across Sussex County

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SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - Heavy rain has caused major flooding across Sussex County. 

DelDOT told WBOC Thursday afternoon that eleven roads were closed due to high water, and the number could increase as night falls. Ruth Ann Gladden lives in Georgetown, where some water on her street was up to her knees. She said it's flooded there before, but not like this.

"This isn't the first time," she said. "But this time has been the worst."

Brendan Wilson was walking his dog in Lewes as the rain fell. He said his neighborhood near the beach was especially susceptible to flooding.

"Whenever it rains this hard, we have to be extra careful," he told WBOC. "It really starts flooding because of the slope and everything. There's not a lot of good drainage. So we keep playing it safe."

DelDOT says roads got increasingly dangerous as strong winds pushed debris on roads. Their website says crews are working to clear it, but drivers should still pay extra attention as rain continues to fall. 

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