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A week later, Sussex County officials want damage reports

 This driver got stuck in some deep water last weekend during southern Delaware's deluge. (Chuck Snyder/for NewsWorks)

This driver got stuck in some deep water last weekend during southern Delaware's deluge. (Chuck Snyder/for NewsWorks)

Following last week’s flooding rains, government leaders in southern Delaware want to know how residents fared.

The work week has been pleasantly dry, which has helped water-logged residents in Sussex County clean up from last week’s deluge of rain. Now, emergency planners want to know just what problems the high water caused.

“Public reports are critical for emergency managers to assess the amount of damage that follows an event like the recent nor’easter,” said Emergency Operations Center director Joseph Thomas. “We know there is some flooding damage, particularly along the Inland Bays and other low-lying areas.”

Thomas said any property owners who suffered damage should submit their information to the county by calling the EOC at 302-856-7366. Callers should be able to detail the type of damage suffered, what it caused, the location and whether they have insurance. The damage must have been incurred between Thursday, Oct. 1 and Monday, Oct. 5. 

The information will be shared with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, which will consider applying for federal disaster assistance in the future.

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