Bethany Beach Urges Residents To Evacuate Flood Prone Areas

Bethany Beach 1/21/2015 at low tide, before the storm, delaware, sussex county, blizzard 2016
Bethany Beach 1/21/2015 at low tide
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Bethany Beach’s Facebook page is urging residents that normally evacuate during floods to do so before this storm hits. “The Town of Bethany Beach is going to be impacted significantly from Winter Storm Jonas over the weekend. This is a large winter storm bringing wind, snow and rain. Significant coastal and back bay flooding is expected. This storm is bringing sustained winds of 25-35 mph with gusts to 55 mph near the coast. Snow falls will vary along the coast but the majority of precipitation will start around 7 pm Friday night and end around 6 am on Sunday. This precipitation will consist of both rain and snow with accumulations around 4-6 inches of snow is possible. Flooding will be typical for our community with streets north of Route 26 and west of Route 1 flooded along with Pennsylvania Avenue in the area of the loop canal. We suggest that residents who normally evacuate their homes in significant tidal flooding events in Bethany Beach do so. Current forecasts predict flooding to occur on Saturday and Sunday during peak high tides. This forecast can change and flooding may be worse than currently predicted. Residents are urged to pay close attention to local weather forecasts and monitor the storm. Please make sure that your residence is prepared and all your property is secured for the pending storm. ” 

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