Now put the Shore on ‘dry’

Flood­ing hits after slow-mov­ing week­end storm soaks the area

Sunday Star - - FRONT PAGE - By CHRIS POLK cpolk@star­

EAS­TON — A lit­tle more wind than usual and stand­ing water should be the only rem­nant left from the week­end’s storm, but the drought streak is def­i­nitely over on the Mid-Shore.

Much of Del­marva re­ceived at least 4 inches of rain Fri­day evening, July 28, to Satur­day morn­ing, July 29, and an ad­di­tional inch was ex­pected dur­ing the day Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to the Tal­bot County Depart­ment of Emer­gency Ser vices.

Fri­day evening on the Mid-Shore, po­lice and res­cue per­son­nel were kept busy re­spond­ing to sev­eral mo­tor ve­hi­cle crashes, including one in Wye Mills, one on Chapel Road and Sun­flower Drive, and two ve­hi­cles in a ditch in Queen­stown.

There was a pole and wires down in Trappe at Ocean Gate­way and Buck­town Road, which stopped or rerouted traf­fic.

Ar­eas re­port­ing flood­ing in­cluded Black Dog Al­ley at Trees­dale Drive, U.S. Route 50 road shoul­der ar­eas near Skip­ton, Glebe Road be­tween Unionville and Quail­sar Roads, Golds­bor­ough Neck Road, Com­merce Drive and Dover Road in town near Domino’s Pizza.

Ar­eas around Dover Bridge also were con­sid­ered to be ver y haz­ardous.

On the other side of the penin­sula, a trac­tor-trailer landed in a field near Bridgetown, Del., and far­ther down, a tor­nado was sighted near Tem­per­anceville, about seven miles be­low the state line on the Eastern Shore of Vir­ginia.

There were ru­mors of a wa­ter­spout seen in the Chop­tank River, and the Na­tional Weather Service in Ster­ling, Va., had is­sued a warn­ing of the chance for wa­ter­spouts in the Chop­tank and Lit­tle Chop­tank from Cam­bridge to 13 nau­ti­cal miles north of Tay­lors Is­land.

Res­i­dents in Mul­berry Sta­tion, the com­mu­nity of Bre­tridge and their neigh­bors woke up on Satur­day with a large tree block­ing one of the main ar­ter­ies in those de­vel­op­ments.

The slow-mov­ing nor’easter was cir­cling in a counter-clock­wise di­rec­tion over Mary­land Satur­day, ex­pected to move out to sea and kick­ing back a lit­tle pe­riph­eral mois­ture in its wake.

After the winds set­tle down Sun­day, dry air will be­gin to push in be­hind the storm, mak­ing for nice weather, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Weather Service.

Tem­per­a­tures will be in the low 80s.

The be­gin­ning of the work week will be pleas­ant un­til Tues­day evening, Aug. 1, when winds will shift back to the nor­mal pat­tern from the south­west, bring­ing in some hu­mid­ity as the tem­per­a­tures be­gin to climb. There is a chance of rain next Fri­day, Aug. 4.

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