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Sussex County EOC

The 2018 hurricane season is behind us, but that doesn’t mean residents along the First State coast can drop their guard.

 

 


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Four coastal storms battered the East Coast last month. Three of them took bites out of some of Delaware’s beaches, causing minor to significant erosion and even damage to beach walkways.


Nor'easter hits Delaware, but more rain than snow for most of state

Mar 13, 2017

A nor’easter is making its way through the First State, but the kind of precipitation Delaware is getting is a bit different than initially forecast.

Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

The recent Nor’easter that blew through the region is the type of storm that can have a serious impact on Delaware's coast.  Last weekend,  a pair of University of Delaware students were out on Broadkill Beach getting measurements needed to paint a more precise picture of just how much of an effect it had.

 

As Delaware Public Media’s Katie Peikes reports, it’s part of a project to map and understand parts of Delaware’s coast. 

 

 


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

 

 

Less than a week after a Nor'easter swept through Delaware, two University of Delaware students were taking measurements of a beach with robots to understand how the storm changed the shape of the coast.

 

Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

 

Monday’s storm brought a lot of wind, rain and some road closures, but Delaware’s beaches remained intact.

 

State shoreline and waterway administrator Tony Pratt was in Sussex County all day Monday through high tide Monday night, and he said he noticed little to no beach erosion.