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Courtesy of NOAA

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.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

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.

Courtesty of DelDOT's Jim Westhoff

Crews are still repairing damaged roads in Sussex County due to extensive flooding from last week’s steady rainfall.

Delaware transportation officials warn that Route 1 between Bethany Beach and Dewey Beach is likely to be closed due to flooding until Saturday morning.

Roads flooding as rain hammers First State

Sep 29, 2016
University of Delaware/Delaware Sea Grant

Delaware transportation officials say you should be on the lookout for road flooding through Friday night.

Crews are currently barricading flooded roads around the state, according to Jim Westhoff of Delaware’s Department of Transportation.  

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For most people, nuisance flooding is just an inconvenience -- like when a roadway floods in heavy rain. But as sea levels rise, this kind of flooding is happening more often.

As Delaware Public Media's Eli Chen reports, new research says it could continue escalating in coastal areas like Delaware's.

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New research says sea level rise could cause more minor, so-called "nuisance flooding" days in coastal communities like Delaware's.

A study recently published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters projected looked at that potential increase from now until 2050.