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First Light Tuesday – Sandy’s Aftermath in Ocean View, DE

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.

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Sandy Update – Monday Morning – Bethany Beach & Ocean View, DE

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.

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Bethany Beach Storm Update #4 (Evacuation Orders)

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:

AT 5:00 PM TODAY, GOVERNOR JACK MARKELL ISSUED A MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER, EFFECTIVE 8:00 PM, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27THFOR THE TOWN OF BETHANY BEACH. THE GOVERNOR HAS ORDERED THAT ALL RESIDENTS EVACUATE THEIR HOMES BY 8:00 PM TOMORROW, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH.

A LIMITED STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED AND TRAVEL HAS NOT BEEN RESTRICTED AT THIS TIME.

SHELTERS WILL OPEN SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28THAT 12:00 PM AT:

Indian River High School, 29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro, DE.

Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE.

For more information regarding this Evacuation and available shelters please go to sussexcountyde.gov/services/storm on the Internet or call the Sussex CountyEmergency Operations Center at 302-856-7366.

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:

http://www.dema.delaware.gov/

And finally, here is my 8PM update:

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Sandy Update #2 from Bethany Beach & Ocean View, Delaware

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.