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Del. governor wants beachgoers back for Labor Day

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Delaware’s governor says he appreciates that beachgoers obeyed an evacuation warning before Hurricane Irene hit, but now he wants them back for the Labor Day weekend.

Gov. Jack Markell says he wants to make it clear that business is back to normal in the state’s coastal areas.

Carol Everhart, president of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, told The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., that business owners are breathing a sigh of relief because damage was moderate.

Anthony Pratt, Delaware’s state shoreline administrator, says a preliminary damage assessment of the beaches found only few trouble spots.

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