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Old 07-07-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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If one isn't living at or in close proximity to the Atlantic beaches I don't see that there would be any greater reason to worry about ocean-brewed storms than anywhere else on the east coast generally. I certainly would feel a great deal safer in that respect than living on the Gulf coast or even the coastal areas of the southeast US.

But of course DE did have a recent earthquake
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I certainly would feel a great deal safer in that respect than living on the Gulf coast or even the coastal areas of the southeast US.
That was my guess, too. The Carolinas seem much more vulnerable than DE, as far as I can tell. It sounds like things really haven't changed that much since the original post, despite the poster who (several years ago) though major changes were imminent.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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But of course DE did have a recent earthquake
You guys had an earthquake? Was it big enough to cause any damage or knock cans off the grocery shelves?
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I don't think it even knocked groceries off shelves. It was such a non-event that I can't recall now whether the epicenter was in DE, NJ or in the DE Bay. It was a 2.2 IIRC.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Do you guys have problems with the roads flooding whenever you have big storms?
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Along the coast lines and bay areas on occasion. Nothing really bad unless there's a Nor'easter. Woodland Beach Road east of Smyrna, and Bowers Beach Road east of Little Heaven sometimes flood over if we have lots of rain. Unfortunately, we haven't had enough rain the past few years and our farmers are suffering.

The last really big storm I remember was 5-6 years ago when water closed Rt. 54 going north to Harpoon Hannahs. That road could only be traveled by boat for 3-4 days. It's near the boundary line of Delaware and Maryland.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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When you get the Nor'easters, is it deep flooding? Does this tend to be a problem for cars parked in parking lots?

So many of the homes in the beach areas don't have garages. I'm having a hard time getting used to the idea of parking on the street or in a lot, especially in the winter if there are storms.
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