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Old 01-23-2017, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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Photo Gallery - Indian River Vol. Fire Co.

It appears that the residential homeowners are new to area and were not aware of the tidal conditions during nor’easter storms. They have obtained accommodations for the evening via nearby shelters or other residential locations.

When moving to a new area may I suggest you do some research.
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Photo Gallery - Indian River Vol. Fire Co.

It appears that the residential homeowners are new to area and were not aware of the tidal conditions during nor’easter storms. They have obtained accommodations for the evening via nearby shelters or other residential locations.

When moving to a new area may I suggest you do some research.
GREAT ADVICE. I guess in my mind there is no way that you would not consider something like tidal conditions and access to quick egress roads. That said, I have emergency preparedness background, so that would be right in my wheelhouse. I am always sad when someone, especially in the senior demographic "discovers" problems such as these.
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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GREAT ADVICE. I guess in my mind there is no way that you would not consider something like tidal conditions and access to quick egress roads. That said, I have emergency preparedness background, so that would be right in my wheelhouse. I am always sad when someone, especially in the senior demographic "discovers" problems such as these.
Unfortunately I am not technologically smart enough to post the actual picture from the Fire Company website. They are worth looking at for those considering moving into the area. The owner of the park has spent big bucks raising the sides (?) of the marinas to help with the flooding. Looks like it did not work too well. I did not even know the Fire Company had one of those Military surplus vehicles. I saw that and one of the fire trucks coming in and came in and told my my they had called in the National Guard. Fortunately about 1/4 mile away we are a little higher ground.
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:19 AM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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I work in tons of subdivisions where these retention ponds exist; they are mandatory. It just amazes me that swimming pools must be fenced in, but these ponds are basically over-looked. And, while I'm at it, a quick search utilizing a multi list site allows for plugging in preferences, such as "water view" or "water front". What comes up? ..... many listings with view of a retention pond....And, you wouldn't know unless you drove to that property. More like, view of a mosquito breeding pond and watering hole for wild geese, leaving their droppings. Quite a stretch in advertising.
That drives me nuts too. I was just looking at a community online with a house for sale that had the description 'beautiful lake view'.. and was very disappointed to see that the 'lake' was actually a retention pond. What's the purpose of a retention pond and why are they mandatory?
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:36 AM
 
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That drives me nuts too. I was just looking at a community online with a house for sale that had the description 'beautiful lake view'.. and was very disappointed to see that the 'lake' was actually a retention pond. What's the purpose of a retention pond and why are they mandatory?
.....to manage stormwater runoff.....

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Fis...0Practices.pdf
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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All you folks from areas where it really snows please stop laughing. Schools are closed today due to snow.
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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All you folks from areas where it really snows please stop laughing. Schools are closed today due to snow.
Now now longneck, be fair. I got a text at 5:38 tell me Cape schools were on a 2 hour delay. Then at 7:44 they announced schools were closed due to poor road conditions. This was not a snap decision!! They arrived at it after much consideration.
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Lewes, DE
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Now now longneck, be fair. I got a text at 5:38 tell me Cape schools were on a 2 hour delay. Then at 7:44 they announced schools were closed due to poor road conditions. This was not a snap decision!! They arrived at it after much consideration.
I live down the street from Cape Henlopen High School. There is a half inch of snow on the grass, and the roads are wet (like, you know, when it rains). But to be fair, it is 33 degrees so I guess the concern is some potential ice. Having moved here from Minneapolis and Chicago, it is amazing that schools close under such conditions.

My biggest issue is that I'll have to change my plans to go to a movie today - the theater will be packed!
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Old 01-30-2017, 09:35 AM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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I was just reading this thread to my husband and his main concern is getting food if it snows. Lol

Do they plow or salt the major roads?
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Old 01-30-2017, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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They pretreated them yesterday (at least Route 1, for sure). We have enough notice to get out to get food. Also in the event of a major storm the schools close a week in advance here to prepare for them.
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