Potomac rising. 1.5 hours until high tide and already about to jump the bank (@financialista via Twitter)
WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A day after Hurricane Sandy swept up the East Coast, the Mid-Atlantic region is recovering.
In Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Kristin Fisher reported on Tuesday morning that there was minimal damage on the boardwalk. There was some flooding on the bay side. In Lewes, there was minor street flooding but no major home flooding reports.
Jessica Doyle reported from the Georgetown waterfront at low tide Tuesday morning, surrounded by debris including a half a tree. The Potomac River rose near flood stage. She says the NWS is predicting the worst flooding in 16 years after Sandy. Shortly before 9 a.m., Doyle reported that the Potomac River was jumping the bank in Georgetown with one more hour until high tide.
Over in the Huntington area in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria, Peggy Fox stood by as crews were on standby to see if more residents needed to be evacuated from the area. They were most concerned about the water level at 9 a.m., when the streets could flood and water could pour into homes. Later, it seemed that
In Montgomery County, Andrea McCarren reports that County Executive Ike Leggett says that 17,000 customers are without power, but Pepco is "well positioned" to diminish that number Tuesday. Many roads were still closed in the county as well due to high water and trees in the roadways.