Cape Gazette

A few more photos from the day after Sandy

By Dennis Forney | Oct 30, 2012
Photo by: Dennis Forney Waterfront property is a lot more plentiful in Lewes following storms like Sandy.  The Kenison house at the corner of Massachusetts and Market used to be located on the bayfront in Lewes.

Hurricane Sandy's flood waters brought plenty of damage to Delaware's coast but nothing like would have been the case had the much higher winds materialized.  We're just lucky the storm took the path it did, unlike our millions of friends to the north.  Here are a few more photographs from the Lewes and Rehoboth area on the day after.

Surf Avenue in Rehoboth Beach ran all the way along the beachfront many decades ago.  Storms eventually took it out. This is where Surf now turns inland just north of the Henlopen Hotel - a place always vulnerable to high seas.
Even after Sandy there's plenty of beach left in Rehoboth.  This photograph looks north from Prospect Street at the south end of the Boardwalk - usually the widest section of Rehoboth's beach.
One of the roughest looking buildings in Rehoboth after Sandy is this house on First Street in the north end of town.  Fortunately it's meant to look like this - in the earliest stages of restoration.
In Lewes, on the beach side of town on Market Street, if you have a place called the Bluewater House you might expect it to be surrounded occasionally by saltwater.
Market Street on the beach in Lewes is in one of the lowest lying areas of town and takes its good old time draining.  This photograph looks northeastward toward the beach, just west of the intersection with Massachusetts Avenue.
Comments (1)
Posted by: Barry Wayne Price | Nov 02, 2012 08:15

Thanks for sharing your pictures Dennis. I always love to observe the sea around Surf Avenue in the past during a big storm. The huge waves thrill me. Alas - with the advent of evacuation and State emergency status that is not longer possible unless one is fortunate to live in the city. Again, thanks for contribution to an old sea dog. "-)

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