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Preparing for Tropical Storm Isaias

As of 2 pm Monday, August 3, 2020, the National Weather Service advises that 45-55 mph wind gusts from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected in our area together with two to six inches of rainfall. The storm is expected to intensify once again into a hurricane. Rain will begin later tonight and intensify through Tuesday morning. Wind gusts are expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon.

This forecast requires all of us to take steps now, and to be safe when we do.

  • CHECK that your boats are securely fastened, whether on Club docks or private docks
  • SECURE or STORE all outside furniture, garbage cans, boats and anything else not tied down
  • WRITE DOWN or store in your cell phone Sussex Rural’s number 877-504-6463 to report power outages
  • LOOK UP your homeowner’s insurance company’s telephone number and your policy number and keep both in a safe place
  • CHECK the drains around your house and your roof gutters for clogs and debris
  • LEND A HANDclear any storm drains near your home clogged with leaves
  • KEEP your cell phone charged

The US Department of Homeland Security has important guidance for preparing for emergencies. The Philadelphia/Mount Holly Office of the National Weather Service provides detailed briefings on Tropical Storm Isaias.


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