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UPDATE - HURRICANE SANDY - Delaware City
Monday, October 29, 2012

To the Public We Serve: Hurricane Sandy is here. We will continue to experience strong, damaging winds, very heavy rainfall, record coastal flooding and record inland flooding. The attached briefing package is intended to promote situational awareness for these threats. You can also download our latest briefing package at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/phi/briefing/packages/current_briefing.pdf •Hurricane Sandy has started to have a severe impact on our region and will continue to do so over the next several days: • Strong damaging sustained winds 40 to 55 mph over a prolonged period of time (24 to 48 hours), with gusts over 75 mph. Strongest winds are expected south and east of the I-95 corridor. • Extremely heavy rainfall. • Major to record inland flooding along streams and rivers. • Major to record coastal flooding. The full moon on October 29 just makes things worse. • Hurricane Sandy will strike our region directly. Options for it to miss us have run out. This is our worst case scenario. • Next briefing package will be issued by 600 PM EDT on Monday, October 29th. • Monitor our website at weather.gov/phi.


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