Wild weather brings damage, flooding in Delaware

Aaron Robinson sent us this photo from Newark, Delaware.
June 28, 2013 7:44:29 PM PDT
Severe weather brought heavy rains, flooding, downed trees and a tornado warning to parts of Delaware on Friday.

Part of Newark, Delaware was under a tornado warning on Friday afternoon and while there were no tornadoes reported, there was plenty of damage.

Torrential rain turned Main Street into a small stream.

"These cars looked like they were getting pretty bad. Some of the bottoms of car parts were floating down Main Street," said Katie Nelson.

Flash flooding was fairly widespread in Newark.

On Barksdale Road, a baseball field looked more like a lake than a field. Down the road kids played in knee deep waters.

The Action Cam also caught a car submerged in the Avon underpass.

Further down, the Papermill Road Bridge along White Clay Creek was shut down for several hours after the Jenny's Run Tributary overflowed its banks.

Police say two homeless women, who live under the bridge, had to be rescued after trying to swim in the powerful current.

"If you walk down you can see we have trees down, roads closed and north of the city Kirkwood Highway is flooded as well," said Councilman Stu Markham.

In Hokessin, a driver came up on a downed tree and instead of turning around, he pulled out a chainsaw and went to work.

Friday's afternoon storm was the latest in what seems like a daily occurrence and many people are getting fed up.

"It's crazy and if you look at the weather for the next week or so - thunderstorms, rain, thunderstorms, rain - I'm looking for that sunshine,"


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