Blizzard slams Delaware beaches, washes away dunes

Delaware Bay beaches experiences massive flooding.

Jason Spencer | Feb 10, 2016

The shorelines of Delaware beaches are getting destroyed by the massive blizzard that swept through the area this past weekend.

The dunes that acted as the barrier between the sea and the many homes along the popular beaches in the state were flattened by high tides caused by flooding, and parts of the boardwalk in Rehoboth saw their boardwalk crushed by the waves that smacked against them, according to an Associated Press report.

Delaware Bay beaches experiences massive flooding, blocking many roadways in the area. Authorities are waiting for water levels to drop before crews can start evaluating the situation.

The report indicates that Governor Jack Markell, Senator Tom Carper and Congressman John Carney rode in a National Guard helicopter to survey the damage in Sussex County, where most of the beaches are located.

The Washington D.C. area remains buried in snow even after the snows ended, even as New York City was able to get back to business as usual for hte most part. State and local offices remained closed on Monday, and are likely to stay closed for the next couple days at least. In contrast, Manhattan was back at work, although the city did not get as much snow as the D.C. area, which received a direct hit from the historic storm.

Winter Storm Jonas ultimately killed 20 people in several states, mostly due to traffic accidents from people who ventured out onto the roads despite warnings.

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