Gov. Markell lifts Limited State of Emergency for Sussex County

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Monday, September 5, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- Gov. Jack Markell has lifted a Limited State of Emergency for Sussex County that was imposed Saturday as Hermine approached the Mid-Atlantic region.

Hermine brought rain, moderate winds, and localized flooding during high tide to Delaware's coastal region. However, the storm track has continued to keep the system off the coast and it is not expected to bring additional rain or damaging wind to the First State. Members of the public should be mindful that higher than normal water levels at high tide will continue to be experienced along the coast and lower Delaware Bay communities through at least Tuesday morning and with it the possibility of localized flooding in those areas. Individuals in those areas should continue to have a plan in place if water levels begin to rise. State and local emergency services, transportation, law enforcement and other agencies will continue to closely observe Hermine's effect on the state and monitor forecasts for the storm as long as it remains off the Mid-Atlantic coast.

"I'm thankful that Tropical Storm Hermine has remained off the coast and its impact on our state has been minimal," Governor Markell said. "I want to thank the first responders, emergency management staff, Delaware National Guard, DelDOT crews and others for working to ensure the safety of residents and visitors during this storm event. We remain prepared to take any necessary action to protect public safety and property as Hermine remains in our region over the next few days. I wish all Delawareans and visitors to our state a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday."