Delaware Sees Heavy Damage, Flooding In Wake Of Isaias

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Tropical Storm Isaias has left heavy damage in its wake as it moved through the region.

The storm left hundreds of thousands without power in North Carolina and Virginia. As Isaias moved into Delaware Tuesday morning reports of downed trees, wires and utility poles were being called into emergency services centers up and down the state.

Reports of tornados and high winds were coming in as the storm moved north through the state.

A hotel in Newark has been evacuated due to flooding. Radio reports indicate that 60 rooms were evacuated.

Utility companies reported that almost 90,000 customers were without power at one point.

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) Emergency Operations Center is requesting that Delaware residents with damage to their properties fill out the following survey report linked below.  This information is important to help determine eligibility for a disaster declaration.

Delaware Damage Report – Click Here

Residents with severe damage or other direct evidence of a tornado should also contact the National Weather Service.  Instructions here National Weather Service Storm Report

Treat all downed power lines like they are live and do not drive under damaged power lines.  Contact the utility provider to report outages and downed power lines.  Do not drive through flood water or around barricades, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”.

This is a developing story

 

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