Winds in Marydel Are Leave Two Injured, Power Being Restored

May 23, 2014


MARYDEL, Del. (AP) - Utilities are reporting fewer than 100 customers in Delaware still without power a morning after a storm's damaging winds damaged dozens of homes and injured two people.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., but it has not confirmed that a tornado touched down.

Faulkner said two adults were taken to Kent General Hospital in Dover. He did not describe the extent of their injuries. He says no one is reported missing, and no one is trapped in a damaged structure.

Delaware Electric Cooperative is reporting about 90 customers in the dark on Friday morning. DEC spokesman Jeremy Tucker says that's down from about 2,500 affected customers at the peak Thursday.

Tucker says the remaining outages are in the areas hardest hit by the storm, but officials hope to restore power Friday. He says storms like Thursday's are rare in the area and the damage is the worst they've seen in a while.

Delmarva Power is reporting a handful of outages in New Castle County early Friday. Spokesman Nick Morici says the utility had about 700 outages in Delaware and Maryland at the peak.