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Old 08-04-2020, 11:52 AM
 
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We're in the Wyoming, DE area. Our porch furniture blew around a little from the wind gusts. We had lots of rain, no fallen trees here, and it's about 12:50 p.m. Tuesday. The sun is coming out, the rain is over, and it's only a little windy. We never lost power or Internet service. How is it where you are in Delaware?
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Old 08-04-2020, 12:06 PM
 
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We're in the Lewes area closest to Long Neck. We had some high winds with 4 trees over behind the houses on our side of the street. One came so close to the neighbor's house that it dented their gutter a little bit and the foliage is just touching the back of his house. The biggest one came down when we thought the worst was over.

It's still windy here, but much less so than it was. We lost our power for several hours but are very grateful to Delaware Electric Co-Op for the quick restoration. Hope everyone is safe!!
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Old 08-04-2020, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Here in Rehoboth (just outside the city) we lost power for about 2 1/2 hours. Most of the ridge vent shingles blew off my roof and we had little rain but a ton of wind. Now wish me luck getting a roofer. There ae so many more people in much worse shape than me it might be fall!! That last rain storm I had a leak and the roofer was here two weeks ago to fix that!!!
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Old 08-04-2020, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Dover, DE
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We're in north Dover about a mile west of 13, near Cheswold. Lots of rain and wind but no damage in the immediate area around us. Neighbor was having a porch built and the roof wasn't completely done so the guys are up there now checking on the shingles. Power dimmed quickly a couple of times but didn't go out, not even enough to have to reset the microwave clock. Now sunny and bright outside.

News says it was nasty down near the Dover Pools area in the south of Dover.
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Old 08-04-2020, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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A good friend who love in haven Lake said her next door neighbor was hit by a tornado. Her house was fine but her garden is a mess closest to the neighbors house. A tree came down next door to her and she said it was like a train was bearing down on them.
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Old 08-04-2020, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Conn.
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I am just south of Dover right off of Route 13. I just took a walk thru my community and we lost 2 small trees, trunks snapped in the wind. Other than that crape myrtles trees stripped of the flowers that just bloomed in the last 2 weeks, but they will get more flowers.
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Old 08-04-2020, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I am just south of Dover right off of Route 13. I just took a walk thru my community and we lost 2 small trees, trunks snapped in the wind. Other than that crape myrtles trees stripped of the flowers that just bloomed in the last 2 weeks, but they will get more flowers.
I took the puppy for a walk at 6:05 because I was concerned that I would not be able to get out a bit later as I usually do. The crape blossoms were flying all around and my 6 am constitutional turned into a play opportunity as he tried to catch all the flying blossoms. P.S. purpose of the walk totally negated.
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Old 08-04-2020, 01:57 PM
 
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Lost power for around 2 hours here in Ocean View. A nearby large tree was pulled out of the ground by the wind. Lots of loose small branches but I don't see any major damage in our immediate area.

I heard the tornado warnings for Kent Cty. Does anyone know what happened there?
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Old 08-04-2020, 03:01 PM
 
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Lost power for around 2 hours here in Ocean View. A nearby large tree was pulled out of the ground by the wind. Lots of loose small branches but I don't see any major damage in our immediate area.

I heard the tornado warnings for Kent Cty. Does anyone know what happened there?
Nefret....see the first post. I'm in Kent County, Camden-Wyoming area. All is well.
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Old 08-04-2020, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Ocean View, DE
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Ocean View--absolute mess where I am. I believe it's some of the worst sustained winds we've ever had living here. Lost power for six hours and it just now came back on and keeps going on and off. Trees and large limbs down everywhere. Tree fell on a neighbor's car and another neighbor had a fire. We lost yet another cypress tree--thirty footer. I sat at my window and watched it uproot more and more until it just finally fell over into the empty lot next to us. Our lovely weekenders next door decided they didn't want to secure anything and their trampoline blew smack into our row of cypress trees after crashing through their small picket fence. The ONLY reason my house isn't smashed up, windows bashed in, and truck damaged is due to my trees catching the trampoline. NOT happy about this at all, but then again they never have been very considerate. I sure hope it didn't permanently damage my trees.

My house itself is fine. I must say, of all the storms it has weathered since 2002, we have never had any issues with this house during any storm--knock on wood. It has held up and done us well.
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