Cape Gazette

Lewes flooding ahead of storm's landfall

Oct 29, 2012
Photo by: Ron MacArthur The area around The Wharf Restaurant along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal is inundated with water.

All low-lying areas around Lewes Beach were flooded at high tide Monday morning. Officials are predicting much more serious flooding over the next 24 to 36 hours.

Looking more like an ocean, waves from Delaware Bay pound Lewes Beach early Monday morning. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The banks of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal overflow along Pilottown Road in Lewes during Monday morning's high tide. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
New Road in Lewes is closed as Canary Creek floods. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Marina and docking areas along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal will be impacted by rising waters over the next two days. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Water flows into Canalfront Park in Lewes Monday morning. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Flooding causes the closing of Savannah Road in Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Flooding is starting to reach businesses and homes along Lewes Beach, even with the brunt of the storm hours away. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The winds shifted around to the north northwest at the time of high tide Monday morning helping to hold down the first high tide, bad enough as it is anyway. The winds blew lots of debris up on the public beach at Lewes including a set of dune stairs and a wayward Sunfish sailboat. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
The storm gauge along Savannah Road on Lewes Beach shows Sandy making its way at this first high toward levels set by the 1998 northeaster but a long way from the Storm of 1962 flood mark. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
Looking southward from Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park toward the Gordons Pond towers and Rehoboth Beach. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
Flooding at the corner of Savannah Road and Cedar Avenue where a homeowner sandbagged the entrance of his house against rising tides. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
Even here in Delaware we have palm trees whipping in the storm winds. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
Looking toward the mainland from Lewes Beach - water, water everywhere. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
Comments (2)
Posted by: Michele Walfred | Oct 29, 2012 12:01

Ron and Dennis, these are amazing, and will be, historic photos. Stay safe out there!

Posted by: Don Verrico | Oct 29, 2012 14:28

Amazing job guys.  I thought that was my's out there somewhere.

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