Storm Hits Delmarva

Aug 27, 2012


The southeastern part of Sussex County got the brunt of heavy rains over the weekend.

The heavy downpour hit Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk the hardest and backed up its storm drain under 7 inches of rain.

That also resulted in flooding of the underground garage at Brighton Suites.

Another five inches poured down on the Sussex County Airport near Gerogetown.

Lightning strikes from the weekend storms caused at least 7 house fires just within one day in Sussex County resulting in $1 million in damage.

Delaware officials says it’s not known how many people were displaced.

One other home did catch fire in Harts Landing in Lewes on Sunday but the cause is still under investigation.

There was very little wind reported during weekend’s storm.


The Maryland Emergency Management Agency said that the heavy rains caused scattered power outages and road closures.

Downpour hit Talbot County the hardest with heavy rains that led to a number of road closures.

In Cambridge there were reports of lightening across the sky while the town of Trappe saw gushes of rain.

Several fires were attributed to lightning strikes across the state. 

An agency spokesman said that there were reports of around 6-thousand power outages statewide.