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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

School Administrators and Businesses Might Want to Think About Closing Thursday

It is raining now and it will continue to rain until Friday night. Winds are also on an increase as the new low pressure system if forming and strengthening. This will cause winds across the Peninsula to blow 25-50 mph through the day Thurday and Thurday night. Gusts during this time could be from 40-70 mph. This is strong enough to cause structure damage and possible power outages. Rain also will continue to accumulate to possibly 3-6 inches. This could cause some flooding. So remember if you come to a road that is covered to turn around and don't drown. Also at the beaches a persistent strong wind from the ocean will cause moderate to major coastal flooding. Tides could be 2-5 feet above normal until Friday night. Also huge waves could crash on the shores causing significant beach erosion. Wave heights will be anywhere from 10-25 feet from today through Friday and possibly Saturday. If you are on a barrier island like Ocean City, Rehoboth, Assateague, or Chincoteague you may want to consider evacuating the island as this is a dangerous situation. Stay tuned to my blog as this major storm continues to pound the Mid-Atlantic.

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