Tri-state dodges a bullet as Hurricane Michael moves out to sea

David Madden
October 12, 2018 - 12:14 pm
Ditches overflow due to remnants of Tropical Storm Michael.

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SMYRNA, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — What was left of Hurricane Michael barely brushed the tri-state region. It left us with a good deal of wind and rain, but nothing like the devastation that has ravaged a good swath of the South.

Most of the problems that surfaced centered on the shore, like southern Delaware, where state Emergency Management Agency spokesman Gary Laing said the outer remnants of Michael weren't’t that much of an issue.

"The tidal effects, some of the surge of water, higher water in some cases and some of the inland areas had some flooding," he said, "but no major damage to be concerned with."

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Much the same was seen in Cape May County, New Jersey, where minor back bay flooding caused some overnight problems for drivers. The Route 47 causeway into Wildwood was shut down for a time.

A few power outages were reported, but local utilities are awaiting a call to be asked to go south to assist in getting electricity back to more than 1 million people where Michael came calling with a vengeance.