Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate ahead of a […]

Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of “treacherous” floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of the state’s river gauges are at major flood stage and […]

Updated: ‘Fairly decent weekend’ weather ahead

DOVER – Thanks to relatively low tides heading into the weekend, the National Weather Service on Friday did not expect additional flooding along the Atlantic Ocean front, Delaware Bay or Delaware River. That came at the same time water was still expected to be pushed onshore as Hurricane Florence moved inland over the Carolinas, according […]

State fights coastal flooding 

REHOBOTH BEACH — As the lowest lying state, Delaware is especially vulnerable to flooding. That concern is only magnified in southeast Sussex County. For 17 miles, from Rehoboth Beach to the state line south of Fenwick Island, Del. Route 1 runs straight along the beach. For most of the stretch, the road lies less than […]

Dense fog possible through Thursday morning in Delaware

DOVER — The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for overnight hours into Thursday morning in Central and Southern Delaware. The advisory listed inland Kent and Sussex counties and beach communities, starting at midnight and ending at 10 a.m. Thursday. “A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than […]

DEMA says Delawareans should prepare for hurricane season

SMYRNA — While tropical storms and hurricanes can occur without regard to the calendar, today marks the official start of the hurricane season. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration released its forecast for 2018 a week ago, predicting a near to above average season, anticipating 10 to 16 named storms, of which one to four […]

Crews work on power outages, downed trees after nor’easter

  DOVER — The latest nor’easter hit power companies hardest this week with crews continuing to work Thursday to restore electricity to hundreds of homes. Winds subsided Wednesday night easing the flood and erosion damage that could have occurred to coastal communities. At around 11 a.m. Thursday, approximately 700 Delaware Electric Cooperative members remained without […]

Snow big deal: Nor’easter blankets Dover

DOVER — The heavy, wet snow that fell on Kent County for most of Wednesday was magnificent to look at as it piled up on the ground and on top of tree branches, but it turned out to be dangerous as well. The National Weather Service said winds that gusted from 30 to 45 mph, […]

Over 5,000 Delawareans lose power during storm

DOVER — After working overnight, power crews continue to work in some parts of Kent County to restore power after Wednesday’s steady snowfall, which brought 3 to 6 inches of snow to central Delaware. Delaware Electric Cooperative said Thursday morning: “Linemen have restored power to 5,000 homes over the past 16 hours. We expect to […]

Woodside has highest snow total in Kent

  DOVER — The Woodside station topped Delaware Environmental Observing System recordings in Kent County for total snowfall Wednesday. The station recorded 6.4 inches Wednesday. From Dover to the north in Delaware, there were more than 5 inches on the ground. Measures throughout the state: Kent County Woodside  – 6.4 West Dover  – 5.4 Dover  – […]