Nor'easter Causes Bethany Beach Erosion - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Nor'easter Causes Bethany Beach Erosion

Posted: Updated:

BETHANY BEACH, Del. - The first Nor'easter of fall has taken a lot of the beach out of Bethany. On Friday waves could be seen coming all the way up to the dunes and Pennsylvania Avenue was completely flooded. 

Mayor Lew Killmer says there's not much the town can do other than close flooded streets and wait for the water to recede. 

"It's something we have to deal with," says Killmer. "We have the dunes to protect the community and without them the water would be out on the streets."

Kilmer says Bethany is not due for another beach replenishment until 2022, depending on funding. 

"Hurricanes never hit directly on Delaware," says Killmer. "Nor'easters hit more often. This time of year they come and go."

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Delaware School Removes Door to Enter Bathroom

    Delaware School Removes Door to Enter Bathroom

    Students at Lake Forest High School in Felton, Delaware, found doors to enter the bathroom had been removed. The school district says it was for safety reasons, based on a security analysis by Delaware State Police.

    More

    Students at Lake Forest High School in Felton, Delaware, found doors to enter the bathroom had been removed. The school district says it was for safety reasons, based on a security analysis by Delaware State Police.

    More
  • Delaware Ghost Gun Measure Clears First Legislative Hurdle

    Delaware Ghost Gun Measure Clears First Legislative Hurdle

    Delaware House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst (D-Bear).Delaware House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst (D-Bear).
    Delaware House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst (D-Bear).Delaware House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst (D-Bear).

    A proposal in Delaware would outlaw homemade "ghost guns," which can't be traced because they don't have serial numbers or are fashioned from parts created with 3-D printers.

    A Democrat-led House committee voted to release the bill Wednesday after an hour long public hearing, although its chief sponsor, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, said she plans to amend the bill after meeting Tuesday with representatives of the National Rifle Association.

    More

    A proposal in Delaware would outlaw homemade "ghost guns," which can't be traced because they don't have serial numbers or are fashioned from parts created with 3-D printers.

    A Democrat-led House committee voted to release the bill Wednesday after an hour long public hearing, although its chief sponsor, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, said she plans to amend the bill after meeting Tuesday with representatives of the National Rifle Association.

    More
  • Smyrna Pair Arrested in Human Trafficking, Prostitution Investigation

    Smyrna Pair Arrested in Human Trafficking, Prostitution Investigation

    James Walls and Sha ShenJames Walls and Sha Shen
    James Walls and Sha ShenJames Walls and Sha Shen

    Smyrna police say a lengthy investigation has led to the arrests of two people for human trafficking and prostitution. 

    Police said that on Monday morning, Dec. 9, detectives  executed search warrants on a home in the 100 block of Holly Ridge Drive and at the Kiki Spa, located on East Commerce Street in Smyrna.  

    Officers took James Walls, 61, and Sha Shen, 64, both of Smyrna, into custody.

    More

    Smyrna police say a lengthy investigation has led to the arrests of two people for human trafficking and prostitution. 

    Police said that on Monday morning, Dec. 9, detectives  executed search warrants on a home in the 100 block of Holly Ridge Drive and at the Kiki Spa, located on East Commerce Street in Smyrna.  

    Officers took James Walls, 61, and Sha Shen, 64, both of Smyrna, into custody.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2020 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices