Delaware prepares for whatever Florence may bring

High winds and shoreline flooding are expected.

David Madden
September 12, 2018 - 3:22 pm

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UPDATE: Sept. 13, 7 a.m.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — As Hurricane Florence heads towards the east coast, officials in Delaware are making sure residents are ready for whatever may happen. 

Residents from Lewes down to Fenwick Island are being told to be ready for anything as hurricane paths can be unpredictable. Gov. John Carney says they are expecting to see some of the affects from Florence, even if the storm strikes down south.

"We're getting prepared. Our emergency management people are getting together in their headquarters there. We have the national guard on alert. So everybody's getting ready."

Former Gov. Jack Markel addressed the state's preparation efforts during an event in New Castle Wednesday morning.

Emergency management staffers are monitoring the situation, and the state's National Guard is on alert just in case.

Markel predicts "some negative effects," particularly on the southern part of Delaware. He also expects high winds and flooding along the state's shoreline.

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KYW Newsradio's Mike Dougherty contributed to this report from Philadelphia.