SANDY: Hurricane update
Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. At sunrise in Rehoboth Beach, the rain has stopped; to the east, skies are clearing. Storm driven seas are calming. Power still out for many residents, especially in the Rehoboth and Georgetown areas.
8:24 p.m. It's high tide in Rehoboth Beach; so far the ocean has not breached the dune, and the waves remain 10-20 feet from the dune line. Wind and rain remain strong as Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey. Weather Underground is currently reporting winds of 23 mph, as measured at Funland on the Boardwalk, where gusts as high as 45 mph were recorded today.
6:00 p.m. According to Weather Underground, Lewes has so far had more than 7 inches of rainfall, and wind gusts were measured at 34 mph.
4:00 p.m. In Rehoboth, the wind is rising and the rain is falling harder than earlier in the day. The hurricane is expected to come ashore about 6 p.m. north of Rehoboth in New Jersey. Tonight's high tide in Rehoboth is at 8:10 p.m.
2:20 p.m. Delaware Department of Transportation Spokesman Jim Westhoff said engineers are present at the Indian River Inlet bridge, and there are no indications of structural problems at the bridge. To see live traffic camera footage of Sussex County roadways, including the Indian River Inlet, go to www.deldot.gov/public.ejs?command=PublicCameraDisplay&county=3.
12:15 p.m. According to Weather Underground, Lewes has so far had 4.41 inches of rainfall; wind gusts were measured at 16 mph.
Monday, 11: 27 a.m. In Rehoboth Beach, Hurricane Sandy already feels more like a nor'easter than a hurricane. Winds are gusting from the north, driving a cold rain and rattling trees and windows. The pounding surf should be receding as the tide falls, but the foam still reaches the dune line.