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Winter storm brings flooding to Del., Md. coast

LEWES, Del. — A storm dumping snow on the mid-Atlantic is causing flooding and power outages on its coast.

Emergency management officials say there are no reports of injuries or major problems, but firefighters evacuated about a dozen people Saturday from Oak Orchard, a low-lying community in southern Delaware that routinely floods during storms. Officials said more evacuations are possible, and that a shelter would open at Sussex Central High School.

High tide at Lewes, Delaware, was measured at 9.2 feet, just below the record. But it didn’t result in major flooding, which is typically caused by a combination of tide, rain and wind conditions.

Route 1, a coastal artery, was closed between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach because of sand and water.

Emergency services officials in Ocean City say winds have done minor property damage and caused power outages. They expect moderate flooding.