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Kent County Coastal Communities Eye High Water Amid Wet Weather

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Hubbard Avenue in Bowers. Hubbard Avenue in Bowers.

DOVER, Del. --- As rainfall pelted Delaware Wednesday afternoon, many residents of Kent County's coastal communities prepared for potential high water.

The Town of Bowers has frequently struggled with flooding as it sits next to the Murderkill River.

Other communities like Woodland Beach have single roads that take drivers in and out of town that frequently flood.

Hubbard Avenue in Bowers Beach was flooded Wednesday afternoon, a common sight after heavy rainfall or particularly high tides.

The town upgraded its drainage system, though Bowers council members have said it will not necessarily help alleviate flooding but will expedite the process of removing water from Hubbard Avenue.

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