Another Hurricane Sandy Storm Thread

Filed in Delaware by on October 29, 2012

The last one was getting full. Please use this thread to report all your storm observations and news, for as long as you have power. But most importantly, stay safe out there.

For the latest news, follow the #SandyDE thread on Twitter.

Another good source of information is WhereinDE’s 1Source.

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  1. Delaware Dem says:

    From the News Journal, Slaughter Beach Rd.

  2. Delaware Dem says:

    I’ve heard the vice president has strapped himself to a flagpole in Rehoboth Beach, DE with both middle fingers saluting Sandy. #sandyde

    I love Biden’s image. It’s hilarious.

  3. Delaware Dem says:

    The Hurricane has intensified to become the strongest storm north of Cape Hatteras in all history. It has dropped to 940 mb Low pressure, a record north of Cape Hatteras. This storm will become the worst Hurricane to hit anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic or the Northeast in history.

    The track remains the same, with landfall in Wildwood and Cape May, and the up the Delaware Bay and River, with a second landfall in Delaware City and then the track takes it over Bear and Glasgow and Elkton.

  4. Pencadermom says:

    Oh God, ok now I’m really scared. Not liking seeing my little area listed there

  5. Delaware Dem says:

    I am now on my third Gin and Tonic. So you have that to look forward to so long as the power stays on: Delaware Dem Drunk Blogging.

  6. Delaware Dem says:

    Canal in Lewes by the rail bridge looking towards Savannah Rd and draw bridge

  7. Delaware Dem says:

    Bethaney Beach under water.

  8. Delaware Dem says:

    The Lighthouse in Dewey.

  9. Bill Humphrey says:

    The view in Newark DE from about half an hour ago. I would estimate that Christina Creek was *at least* 3.5 feet higher than usual. It’s normally a very shallow stream (less than a foot deep) right there (Elkton & Gravenor).

  10. Delaware Dem says:

    Big big wind gust right now in Talleyville. Hang in there trees.

  11. Delaware Dem says:

    From a statement: “Gallup has suspended polling for its daily tracking as of Monday night and will reassess on a day-to-day basis. The ultimate effect on the overall picture of polling between now and this weekend, including election polling, will depend on what happens as a result of the storm, about which we will have a better understanding of on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.”

  12. cassandra_m says:

    From Facebook:

    “Watching PA Gov. Tom Corbett on TV promise the business community that federal funds will be available to rebuild after the storm.

    Just as there are no atheists in a foxhole, there are no anti-big-government conservatives during a hurricane”


  13. Delaware Dem says:

    Indeed. Hurricane Sandy reveals them all to be hypocrites.

  14. Delaware Dem says:

    Has Pat Robertson weighed in yet?

  15. Delaware Dem says:

    Valley Liquors in Pike Creek is open. Now that is important news.

  16. Delaware Dem says:

    rusty rudder and dewey under water. Ocean meets Bay.

  17. Bill Humphrey says:

    I see the News Journal’s stupid pay wall/article cap is still in place even as State Officials are linking to its coverage to give people information. How kind of them. Meanwhile, the giant New York Times has suspended their pay wall nationally to allow people access to vital information.

  18. cassandra_m says:

    Bill, that’s really strange. I thought I saw someplace that the NJ was suspending the paywall (at least for Sandy coverage) for the duration.

  19. Delaware Dem says:

    Lots of debris on roads and plenty of pooling water in yards on del 9 and the vicinity west of five points

  20. cassandra_m says:

    Crane collapse in NYC near 6th Avenue & 57th Street. Area being evacuated.

  21. Bill Humphrey says:

    @Cassandra — It kindly informed me when I tried to load the link posted above that I was on my final article for the month. -__-

  22. Delaware Dem says:

    Big flooding in Oak Orchard. “Near historic levels,” IR VFC president says

  23. Delaware Dem says:

    WIND UPDATE: Winds are now gusting to 50-55 on all coastal areas of Delmarva.

  24. Delaware Dem says:

    Flooding on Bellevue Street in Dewey Beach

  25. Delaware Dem says:

    From Allan Loudell:

    What remains of Sandy’s eye is forecast to pass over the Wilmington area, which means we should experience a period of relative calm after a battering of high winds and torrential rainfall.

  26. Delaware Dem says:

    Surf in Dewey Beach Monday afternoon

  27. Delaware Dem says:

    For those without power downstate, the Governor will speak at 4:30 on 92.7 WGMD.

  28. cassandra_m says:

    Storm results at the Skyline Drive outside of Charlottesville, VA.

  29. Joe Cass says:

    Very much appreciate the pictures, DD.

  30. chlorophil says:

    Is power out? im in rehoboth beach and have power

  31. Delaware Dem says:

    the wind here in Talleyville is now at a constant roar. I will never forget this hurricane video I watched of a Hurricane hitting Galveston, here watch:

    There is this constant sound outside now that I am sure will get much much worse before this over.

  32. Delaware Dem says:

    the pictures on Twitter are slowing down as I expect power is going out downstate.

  33. Delaware Dem says:

    Car submerged on Wilmington Ave in Rehoboth.

  34. Delaware Dem says:

    Outages in New Castle County continue to rise, now well over 3,000

  35. puck says:

    If we have to get hit by a hurricane, at least we will get to experience the eye passing over us. Eyeballing the tracking map it looks like that will be around 2am.

  36. Roland D. Lebay says:

    Bill Humphrey–

    Download Google Chrome if you don’t already have it. Use incognito mode to bypass Delaware Online’s paywall. Or simply clear your web browser’s cache and cookies. This will “reset” the paywall.

  37. Delaware Dem says:

    Governor Markell press conference on Ch. 6 right now.

  38. Delaware Dem says:

    Mike Matthews, er ah, DNREC Secretary Colin O’Mara, is standing behind the Governor.

  39. Delaware Dem says:

    Atlantic City Boardwalk destroyed.

  40. Rusty Dils says:

    My thoughts are with you all, everyone stay safe

  41. Delaware Dem says:

    Delaware’s @GovernorMarkell advises travelers & residents to stay indoors and hunker down tonight.

  42. Delaware Dem says:

    BREAKING: State of Delaware offices will be closed for non-essential personnel for all of Tuesday.

  43. Delaware Dem says:

    Gov. Markell: 300 Guard members deployed.

  44. Delaware Dem says:

    @GovernorMarkell hopes to give people 2 hours notice if bridge over C&D Canal must shut down tonight due to winds.

  45. Delaware Dem says:

    MARKELL: While the storm will get worse before it gets better, we know we will get through this.

  46. Delaware Dem says:

    THROUGH 630 PM.

  47. Delaware Dem says:

    Everyone get indoors to safety now. Worse part of the storm will be hitting shortly.

  48. Delaware Dem says:

    Markell: Ocean and bay came together at Dewey.

  49. Delaware Dem says:

    Markell: 650 people in shelters.

  50. Delaware Dem says:

    @CapeGazette: Sandy floods downtown Milton as Broadkill rises

  51. Delaware Dem says:

    Delmarva: Order for restoration will be large transmission lines and public health; then distribution lines; then isolated outages.

  52. Delaware Dem says:

    Dewey Beach Mayor Diane Hanson: Main problem right now is flooding on the bay. Dunes holding up, for now.

  53. Delaware Dem says:

    The Rehoboth Boardwalk.

  54. heragain says:

    Just heard an explosion, maybe transformer. Stay safe, guys.

  55. Delaware Dem says:

    Sharks are swimming inland.

  56. AQC says:

    Chris Christie just threw the Mayor of Atlantic City under the bus!

  57. Aoine says:

    that is NOT real?? is it?

  58. Aoine says:

    ANd THANKS rusty – for real!

  59. Delaware Dem says:

    Governor Christie basically endorsing the President right now. “I appreciate his kind of proactive leadership.”

  60. Delaware Dem says:

    I do love Governor Christie during disasters. I hate his politics otherwise, but his assholish schtick really works during emergencies.

  61. Delaware Dem says:

    NJ Governor Chris Christie speaking now. He is upset with the Mayor of Atlantic City for disobeying his order to evacuate and having many residents stay within the towns shelters. Now people are trapped in flooded shelters and homes. He will not send rescue workers into harms way. The earliest he will send anyone out is tomorrow morning. He stated you are now on your own since you chose not to obey the evacuation order. “I will not in good conscious put rescue workers in harms way because you didn’t listen to my mandatory evacuation orders”

  62. Delaware Dem says:

    In New Castle, two trouble spots: 7th St. and Washington Ave. impassable. It is under water. Also, Rt. 9 south of Dobbinsville.

  63. jenl says:

    It sounds like the bay met the ocean at some point in Dewey and I saw that Ruddertown was surrounded by water. Trying to figure out how much water crossed the highway. Does anyone know how much water there is at Van Dyke the end of Dewey? My aunt has a home there.

  64. socialistic ben says:

    the flashing just got ripped off the roof of my building… flew away.

  65. Delaware Dem says:

    The most recent update from the National Hurricane Center has Hurricane Sandy making landfall in extreme southern New Jersey or Central Delaware sometime between 6 pand 8 p.m..
    As of 3 p.m., Sandy was about 85 miles southeast of Atlantic City, with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour.

  66. Delaware Dem says:

    The State of Emergency and level 2 driving restrictions will remain in effect until weather conditions indicate those measures can be reduced or eliminated. We are monitoring closely and will make announcements as soon as decisions are made. The worst of the storm is predicted to hit Delaware between 8 p.m. and midnight this evening.

  67. Delaware Dem says:

    Ben, where are you?

  68. socialistic ben says:

    Brookside… looks like the eye is going to pass over here.

  69. Roland D. Lebay says:

    @sb-A friend & former coworker of mine also lives in Brookside. Hope you’re both well.

  70. V says:

    AND work is now closed tomorrow for everyone at Chez V.

    I’m just going to leave this here.

  71. socialistic ben says:

    Thanks Roland. just a friendly reminder to everyone…. make ice. if your fridge should go down, you’ll wanna keep your food cold and safe.

  72. Joe Cass says:

    V, I guess somebody had to do it; but you?!? Delaware gets it’s hurricanes from Dairy Queen.

  73. liberalgeek says:

    I think there are few photoshops of sharks in the water floating around. I want to see the one of Bush fishing at the Rudder.

  74. V says:

    Well I was torn. I mean I almost went with this:

    but felt the need to go literal.

  75. Roland D. Lebay says:

    Del Dem-

    Was that video shot @ Breck’s Mill? Sure looks like it.

  76. Roland D. LeBay says:

    Just lost power in west Chester. Posting from my Son’s iPhone.

  77. Delaware Dem says:

    Wind is really bad right now. Worst of the storm so far. Things are hitting the house.

    So here is a fun picture:

  78. Joe Cass says:

    Godzilla and his “stink eye”. There are salamanders in Salem, N.J.

  79. AQC says:

    Looks like the Philadelphia tv stations are out.

  80. cassandra_m says:

    Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian, reports via Facebook that:

    Mitt Romney is waiting on the results of only one more Ohio focus group before deciding if he is FOR or AGAINST hurricanes in NYC


  81. cassandra_m says:

    NCCo updates road conditions:


    Route 13 Market Street Bridge
    Route 9 north of Port Penn
    Route 9 at Twin Bridges
    Old Airport Road at Nonesuch Creek
    Stanton-Christiana Road at Stanton overpass
    Old Ogletown Road at Avon overpass
    Salem Church Road at Reybold Road
    Governor Lea Road
    Route 9 at Dobbinsville

    Old State Road
    Old Corbitt Road
    Route 9 east of Odessa
    Chestnut Avenue between Rose CR and Cedar Street, Roseville
    Philadelphia Pike at Shipley Road and Lea Blvd
    Thomas Corner Road between Taylors Bridge Road and Thomas Landing Road
    US 40 at School Bell Road
    US 40 at Pleasant Valley Road
    Route 71 at Old Summit Bridge

  82. Delaware Dem says:

    Just moved to Delaware two weeks ago and have to say I am really impressed with @GovernorMarkell #SandyDE #firststate

  83. Paula says:

    Near IHM (Shipley Rd/Weldin Rd) it’s been quiet, until just now, when the wind picked up again.

    Watching Channel 6 (ABC?), apparently we’re in the eye of the storm, and there’s more to come as it moves inland. Still have power at the moment.

    Stay safe folks. I have my mom to remind me not to go outside when I hear a bump. She can read my mind. (Story on TV of a guy who heard something, went out to look and had a tree fall on him. He’s OK.)

  84. Delaware Dem says:

    No, we won’t in the eye until 10-11. The wind is violent out there (Silverside Rd and Shipley Rd) right now.

  85. Paula says:

    OK, DD, I stand/sit corrected — maybe I misunderstood the meteorologist.

  86. cassandra_m says:

    Somebody get this advice to the Governor, pronto!

  87. Dave says:

    Near Red Mill Pond in Sussex. Lots of wind, rain, and noise, but still have power. Noticed the wind picking up now that the storm has made landfall.

    Is it too late to run to the store for toilet paper and bread?

  88. socialistic ben says:

    dave, if you tried, i think youd be shitting into the wind. *rimshot

  89. cassandra_m says:

    Just read via Twitter that Wawa is closing early, so it might be the end of the world.

  90. Liberal Elite says:

    What’s really interesting about this hurricane is that it may rise from the dead!

    Look at this at prediction 120 hours out:

    NHC gives it a 15% chance of rebuilding again to class 1 or class 2 out over the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the North Atlantic.

    …and then it can swing around and smack us again!!! (just kidding)

  91. socialistic ben says:

    i remember hurricane Ivan (i think) in 03 or 04…. it went out to sea, regrouped and came back.

  92. Stone Pony says:

    I had a good chuckle after reading the Romney Storm Tips.

  93. V says:

    it’s super quiet outside. are we done?

  94. John Young says:

    no. more rain and wind on the backside of the eye.

  95. cassandra_m says:

    Lots of power outages reported in Northeast Wilmington and Brandywine Hills. Delmarva will dispatch repair crews when the winds are safe.

  96. Anon says:

    Anybody downstate heard that punkin chunkin is cancelled? Seems like they would need to make that call soon since people come in from so far away.

  97. xstryker says:

    I lost power at about 4:50pm. There’s some roof leakage in my attic, a little water in part of my basement, but otherwise things are ok. Hope the power comes back tomorrow.