Things look ok along White’s Creek in Ocean View at first light. Power stayed on throughout the day and night yesterday. Heading out for a walk around the area to check things out as the driving ban is still in effect.I’m wondering if we can get to the office in Bethany Beach today. I have two settlements scheduled for tomorrow that look like they will have to be postponed for updated inspections since a disaster area was declared.
After a long night of wind and rain as Sandy approached the DE coast, water continued to pile up in the back bays and rivers near teh coast. Here is our back yard at 7:15 am Monday morning as we await the high tide at about 8:45 am.
You’ll also see that one of our neighbor’s big sycamore trees was broken by the winds last night – sad.
Here is my pre-high tide update from Ocean View
Filling sand bags in Bethany Beach
Here’s a closer look at the high tide flooding on White’s Creek
It’s Sunday morning, high tide, and we are waiting on Sandy.
So, it’s about 8PM on Saturday night and the Governor (Markell) announced a manatory evacuation of coastal communities at 5PM today. We are supposed ot be out of here by 8PM Sunday (tomorrow) night. The Bethany Beach police have been going door to door to urging people to leave.
Here is announcement from the Town of Bethany Beach:
Indian River High School, 29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro, DE.
This is an extremely dangerous storm and should not be taken lightly. Please make plans to evacuate your home no later than 8:00 pm Sunday, October 28th.
Here is the link to the DE Department of Emergency Management witht he evacuation maps:
And finally, here is my 8PM update:
This is from the beach in Bethany on Saturday afternoon. The dunes look great and we are trusting that they will protect the town as planned.
Businesses are starting to board up, but everyone is still open. I’m posting this from The Parkway in downtown Bethany.
More to come
From the back deck of our house in Ocean View, we overlook White’s Creek facing west. The house is pretty much battened down and we are getting ready to head into Bethany Beach this evening for a Hurricane party at The Parkway, one of our favorite places in town.
Saturday is preperation time for Sandy’s arrival – expected on Monday. I’ll post updates throughout the storm (just like i did with Irene) and maybe Shep Smith’s show on Fox News will call again and stage another failed interview.