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Some homeowners in New Castle County may be subject to different flood insurance requirements starting next week, when an updated floodplain map that could impact insurance rates and development potential goes into effect. 

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University of Delaware researchers will look at using vacant lots in Wilmington to help reduce flooding under a grant announced this week. 


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One low-lying Wilmington neighborhood is expected to be highly susceptible to rising sea levels down the road.  But before tackling that challenge, a solution to the chronic flooding it already faces is being built.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt explores that project, and what else might need to be done to keep the neighborhood livable long term.


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The project turning a former University of Delaware dormitory site into a park is moving forward.

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Regional planners hope to solve flooding problems on Wilmington’s E. 7th Street Peninsula, where sea level rise could eventually make the flooding worse. Many business owners there don’t want to move, and some want to see more development.


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The regulatory appeals period has begun for a FEMA map that determines which properties in New Castle County need flood insurance.  


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Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday and, as it continues its trek towards the First State, the humid weather Delaware’s been experiencing will make way for rainfall.

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Wilmington City Council authorized the issuance of bonds Thursday to finance the South Wilmington Wetlands Park and sewer separation project.

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Delaware’s ILC Dover has been awarded patents for three systems that help protect buildings, tunnels and other systems during floods.

Sussex County officials hope new drainage standards will prevent flooding issues in newer residential developments.


Heavy rainstorms have shown the flooding risk some of these developments throughout the county face.