Nor'easter Smacks Sussex County - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Nor'easter Causes Flooding Concerns in Eastern Sussex County

Posted: Mar 21, 2018 6:56 PM Updated:

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- While snow hit most of Delmarva, Sussex County also faced some flooding and erosion concerns on Wednesday.

The county faced multiple high tide cycles that brought waves to the dune line in Rehoboth Beach and onshore at the Indian River Inlet Bridge. But DNREC's Acting Program Administrator for Shoreline and Waterway Management Section Mike Powell said the beaches were actually in pretty good shape as the storm made its way through.

"The erosion so far has been relatively moderate but we still have a tide cycle  a high tide cycle coming up in a couple hours and potentially another one at midnight tonight," he told WBOC Wednesday morning. "But we are hopeful that the winds will have changed direction somewhat by tonight's high tide."

Sussex County Emergency Operations Director Joe Thomas said that the lasting effects of the storm wouldn't be determined until after that late night high tide, and the wind direction was a critical factor. 

"If the winds don't shift quite as soon as they possibly are predicting, then we could see some more flooding than we just saw during this particular high tide cycle," he said.

Concerns for flooding were high enough to call the Delaware National Guard into Georgetown. The troops were equipped with humvee-like vehicles equipped to drive through four feet of snow and carry fifteen people to safety if need be.

"We will pick them up and drop them off at designated fire houses where they can get electricity, shelter," explains Sgt. Carl Johnson "So that way they don't freeze."

Johnson said they anticipated being called to the Oak Orchard and Long Neck areas of Sussex County first due to perpetual flooding there.

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Kent County Man Shot While in His Yard

    Kent County Man Shot While in His Yard

    Friday, September 21 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-09-21 22:20:00 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-09-21 22:23:48 GMT
    Credit: WBOCCredit: WBOC
    Credit: WBOCCredit: WBOC
    Delaware State Police are investigating a incident that occurred on September 20, where a man from Magnolia, Delaware was shot while trying to bring his dog inside.More
    Delaware State Police are investigating a incident that occurred on September 20, where a man from Magnolia, Delaware was shot while trying to bring his dog inside. More
  • 18th Century Shipwrecked Artifacts Moving to Dover

    18th Century Shipwrecked Artifacts Moving to Dover

    Friday, September 21 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-09-21 21:19:14 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-09-21 21:19:14 GMT
    DOVER, De.- An 18th century shipwreck off the Delaware coast left beaches in Lewes littered with historic artifacts. A few decades ago shipwrecked items began appearing after a beach replenishment project in 2004. Now the state of Delaware is taking precaMore
    DOVER, De.- An 18th century shipwreck off the Delaware coast left beaches in Lewes littered with historic artifacts. A few decades ago shipwrecked items began appearing after a beach replenishment project in 2004. Now the state of Delaware is taking precaMore
  • Snow Hill Man Arrested Following Drug Investigation

    Snow Hill Man Arrested Following Drug Investigation

    Friday, September 21 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-09-21 20:44:00 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-09-21 20:44:52 GMT
    The Worcester County Sheriff's Office said they arrested a Snow Hill man earlier this month after a two-month long drug investigation led to the seizure of cocaine.More
    The Worcester County Sheriff's Office said they arrested a Snow Hill man earlier this month after a two-month long drug investigation led to the seizure of cocaine.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Joint Investigation Leads to Drug and Weapon Arrests in Harrington

    Joint Investigation Leads to Drug and Weapon Arrests in Harrington

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:35:48 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-09-21 18:21:51 GMT
    (Photo: Delaware State Police)(Photo: Delaware State Police)
    (Photo: Delaware State Police)(Photo: Delaware State Police)
    Two arrests were made in Delaware thanks to a month-long joint drug investigation, according to police.More
    Two arrests were made in Delaware thanks to a month-long joint drug investigation, according to police.More
  • Cargill Ground Beef Recall After E. coli Outbreak Kills 1, Sickens 17

    Cargill Ground Beef Recall After E. coli Outbreak Kills 1, Sickens 17

    Thursday, September 20 2018 3:01 PM EDT2018-09-20 19:01:55 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 3:08 PM EDT2018-09-20 19:08:16 GMT
    (Photo: Cargill Beef Solutions)(Photo: Cargill Beef Solutions)
    (Photo: Cargill Beef Solutions)(Photo: Cargill Beef Solutions)
    More than 132,000 pounds of possibly tainted ground beef sold nationwide is being recalled following an E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened 17 others, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.More
    More than 132,000 pounds of possibly tainted ground beef sold nationwide is being recalled following an E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened 17 others, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.More
  • Sussex County Recovering Addict Reflects

    Sussex County Recovering Addict Reflects

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-09-21 01:30:42 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-09-21 11:44:04 GMT
    Bruce Ricketts (Photo WBOC)Bruce Ricketts (Photo WBOC)
    Bruce Ricketts (Photo WBOC)Bruce Ricketts (Photo WBOC)
    The Sussex County Health Coalition recently jumped on the purple band wagon to raise awareness for substance abuse. In light of that campaign, one local man, Bruce Ricketts, is speaking out about his journey through addiction.More
    The Sussex County Health Coalition recently jumped on the purple band wagon to raise awareness for substance abuse. In light of that campaign, one local man, Bruce Ricketts, is speaking out about his journey through addiction.More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Sussex County Recovering Addict Reflects

    Sussex County Recovering Addict Reflects

    The Sussex County Health Coalition recently jumped on the purple band wagon to raise awareness for substance abuse. 

    In light of that campaign on local man, Bruce Ricketts, is speaking out about his journey through addiction in hopes of it becoming another person's inspiration. 

    Bruce lives with 11 other people in an Oxford house that all share similar struggles. The goal in the house is to give recovering addicts a safe place to rebuild their lives.

    More

    The Sussex County Health Coalition recently jumped on the purple band wagon to raise awareness for substance abuse. 

    In light of that campaign on local man, Bruce Ricketts, is speaking out about his journey through addiction in hopes of it becoming another person's inspiration. 

    Bruce lives with 11 other people in an Oxford house that all share similar struggles. The goal in the house is to give recovering addicts a safe place to rebuild their lives.

    More
  • Archaeological Dig at Cambridge's Oldest Home Uncovers Hundreds of Artifacts

    Archaeological Dig at Cambridge's Oldest Home Uncovers Hundreds of Artifacts

    Historians believe the Bayly House located on Cambridge's historic High Street was built back around 1740.

    For years, historians speculated the house was also the site of a former slave dwelling. It's mostly been speculation until now.

    Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration Archaeologists have dug up hundreds of artifacts and now believe slaves very likely lived in the cabin behind Bayly House.

    More

    Historians believe the Bayly House located on Cambridge's historic High Street was built back around 1740.

    For years, historians speculated the house was also the site of a former slave dwelling. It's mostly been speculation until now.

    Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration Archaeologists have dug up hundreds of artifacts and now believe slaves very likely lived in the cabin behind Bayly House.

    More
  • Millsboro Woman Found With 65 Bags of Heroin

    Millsboro Woman Found With 65 Bags of Heroin

    The Seaford Police Department says they've arrested a 40-year-old Millsboro woman for multiple drug charges, including a DUI.

    More

    The Seaford Police Department says they've arrested a 40-year-old Millsboro woman for multiple drug charges, including a DUI.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices