Cape Gazette

Storm threatens record flooding

By Nick Roth | Oct 28, 2012
Photo by: Nick Roth

The National Weather Service warns that as Hurricane Sandy transitions into a nor'easter and comes ashore, the storm is expected to produce record coastal flooding. The storm tide, meaning the storm surge plus the tide, could reach 10 to 12 feet.   But with the hurricane still offshore Oct. 28, some couldn't resist the high surf.


Sandy hits Rehoboth
(Video by: Nick Roth)
Cafe-a-go-go on Rehoboth Avenue is ready for the storm. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
(Photo by: Nick Roth)
Connor Harper of Lewes takes a few minutes to soak in the storm. "I'm just enjoying the storm," he said. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Jesse Stasi of Lewes takes a photo of the surf while on a walk with his dog. (Photo by: Nick Roth )
A mother and her son peek over the sand dune to see the violent surf. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Jamie Fontello of Milton, left, and Frank Perticari of Lewes board up Sunsations on Rehoboth Avenue. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Go Fish! on Rehoboth Avenue closed its doors for the storm but asked politely that it pass quickly. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
As of about 4 p.m. Sunday, many people were still walking the beach in Rehoboth. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Two brave swimmers wade into the rough surf. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Water begins to approach the dune at about 5:30 p.m., Sunday in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Despite deteriorating conditions, people were still coming out to the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk at 6 p.m., Oct. 28, to check out the ocean. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The ocean water reached the dune in Rehoboth Beach at about 6 p.m., Oct. 28. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
A crowd gathers near the Bandstand as a TV crew broadcasts live with a weather update. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
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