Cape Gazette

Storm nears Cape Region

Oct 28, 2012
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Before leaving, a tourist gets up close and personal as large waves pound Rehoboth Beach.

As early as Sunday morning, wind gusts nearing 50 mph and high waves mark the approach of the massive storm system that began with Hurricane Sandy.

Rehoboth Beach city employees remove benches from the Boardwalk. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Stores are boarded up along Rehoboth Avenue. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The Lewes marsh is flooded Sunday morning even after high tide. City officials are expecting major flooding during Monday morning's high tide. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Foam and waves are driven up against the dunes Sunday morning near the Henlopen Hotel in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Huge waves, which are expected to intensify, are already breaking in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Cedar Avenue in Lewes Beach is flooded Sunday morning before the storm hits. Residents along the road are required to evacuate. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Large waves are already churning along the Cape Region coastline. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
U.S. Sen. Tom Carper helps out by carrying oxygen bottles into the Red Cross shelter at Cape Henlopen High School. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Dos Locos in Rehoboth Beach tells Hurricane Sandy, "Boo! We ain't scared of you." (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Cafe a Go-Go is all boarded up. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Many downtown Rehoboth business owners boarded up windows by late afternoon Sunday. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Small crowds trickled past boarded up businesses Sunday in Rehoboth. Residents were urged to stay safe and many evacuated by that night. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Visitors avoid the rain under an overhang at Dolle's. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Carlton's owners taped up the windows. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Some braved the wind and rain to walk on the beach at Rehoboth. The high waves were crashing in the middle of the beach with some spray and seafoam nearing the dunes. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Wet visitors start to leave as waves march up the beach in Rehoboth Sunday. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Sea spray and water was already nearing Rehoboth's dunes Sunday afternoon. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
A lone person ventured close to the waves in Rehoboth Sunday.
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