Another day of rain and flooding in Delaware [photos]

Southern Delaware took the brunt of the latest round of rain as residents dealt with high water and road closures.


The state Department of Transportation shut down the Coastal Highway (Del. 1) south of Dewey Beach towards Indian River Inlet Friday after heavy rains combined with high tide covered the roadway in water.

Water was also up to the front of resident’s homes in downtown Dewey Beach as high winds continued to push water in from the ocean to the back bays.

According to the Delaware Environmental Observing System, Harbeson in Sussex County recieved the most rainfall since the storm started. More than 14 inches fell in Harbeson since Sept. 27. 

Other high totals include: 

Stockley – 11.40 inches
Ellendale – 9.87 inches
Laurel – 9.72 inches
Selbyville – 9.09 inches
Harrington – 8.96 inches
Frederica – 8.70 inches
Georgetown – 8.70 inches
Bridgeville – 8.61 inches
Seaford – 8.05 inches

Further north, DEOS reports rainfall totals between 5 to 7 inches in the northern half of Kent County and 3 to 5 inches in New Castle County.

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