With the approach of Hurricane Dorian expected late Thursday into all day Friday, the Board would like homeowners who will be in the park to prepare for the high winds and possible flooding. Please make sure your trash, recycle containers, furniture and other unsecured objects are tied down. If your neighbors are away please help to secure their property also.
Share your emergency plan with your neighbors, and ensure that you have supplies of water, food and medication.
Below is the latest information from the Sussex County Emergency Operations including links for you to stay informed.
In addition to Dorian, today we had a problem with an iron exchanger due to a power outage, so for our weekend homeowners when you return, please run your water for a few minutes to flush your lines of the discolored water.
Please share this with your neighbors who do not use email.
Key Messages for Hurricane Dorian
Here are the key messages for Hurricane Dorian for Delaware as of Wednesday September 4.
- For the latest forecast track on Hurricane Dorian, please visit the National Hurricane Center webpage at www.nhc.noaa.gov .The official forecast goes out through 5 days with uncertainty increasing with time.
- Hurricane Dorian will move from the Carolinas early Friday northeast off the coast through the day Friday passing south of the area. The storm’s closest approach offshore is projected to be mid to late day Friday.
- Strong northeast winds sustained at 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph are likely Friday over coastal Delaware, coastal NJ, the southern Delaware Bay, and Atlantic coastal waters. These same areas will also see periods of rain, heavy at times, by late Thursday night through Friday. Upwards of 1 to 2 inches of rain are likely over southern Delaware and southern New Jersey.
- Specific impacts from wind and rain will depend on the storm’s exact track. A track slightly closer would result in stronger winds and heavier rain and also spread impacts farther inland while a track farther out to sea would result in less impacts.
- Regardless of the exact track, we will likely experience rough surf, increasing rip current risk, and elevated seas during the later half of the week. Minor coastal flooding is also expected with the Friday afternoon high tide cycle. For the latest forecast please visit the National Weather Service Forecast Office Philadelphia/Mount Holly at www.weather.gov/phi