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Old 10-01-2015, 09:27 AM
 
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Hi, As a new resident to Delaware specifically Ocean View any advice as to preparing for the event of a possible hurricane? Coming from Ohio plenty of experience with blizzards and tornadoes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Greg
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Upper Marlboro
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As far as OV goes, the creeks and mill ponds will flood. Make sure you aren't within the floodplain(s). The Indian River Bay will likely have the biggest impact on OV. Also, if you want to do a little extra to help yourself out, clean out (or ask your HOA/Town DPW/county DPW) the storm drains near you. If you are below 7 feet above MSL, be prepared for storm surge. Your escape route will either be Rt 26 or Burbage Rd/Rt 17/Rt 20/Omar Road. Be familiar with them.

Bethany Beach only requires minimal storm surge to flood quite badly. When you consider the equinox, it will be particularly bad. South Bethany is particularly vulnerable. A new inlet, depending on the track and severity, is not out of the question for that town.

Those along the DE Bay should be particularly wary, especially if the storm stays to the east of the coast. The winds and surge will shove the bay right on top of Lewes, Slaughter Beach and the like.

For others in DE with similar questions: please ask them. This is my profession (water resources, flooding, coastal processes etc, geography etc.) and I'll be happy to help everyone that I can.
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Have drinking water, fill car with gas and get cash.
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Upper Marlboro
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Yeah I figured OP understands that basic provisions are needed. I'm going for the more geographic problems that are unique to the coastal area.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:59 PM
 
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I was working at Bowers Beach (Kent County) this afternoon, and the only way to get down some of the streets was by row boats.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Have drinking water, fill car with gas and get cash.
You forgot to tell him to stop at the liquor store. Geez.
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:13 AM
 
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I forgot to post this Bowers Beach photo, taken around 1 p.m. on Thursday 10/1/15. I'm sure most of the streets in Bowers Beach are under water by now. The people I know there, make a party out of it, visiting one another in their row boats.

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Old 10-02-2015, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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We took a ride to the beach yesterday and the waves at that time were about 8 feet tall and the water was within about 25 feet of the board walk. We have been spared. (So far). Will take a ride again today and post a picture.
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:16 AM
 
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does the Rehoboth beach area flood during these storms? Is that why there are such few basements?
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:32 AM
 
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does the Rehoboth beach area flood during these storms? Is that why there are such few basements?
Yes, sometimes.

Here's some information on Delaware's sea level

UD Research Magazine Vol. 4 No. 1: Sea Level Rise
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