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The National Weather Service is warning of flash flooding and flooding from poor drainage with heavy showers and thunderstorms expected tonight.

In addition, some of the thunderstorms could bring gusty winds.

Looking ahead the Wilmington News Journal reports that next week could see even more heavy rain with local flooding.

All of this comes as heavy rains in Pennsylvania has resulted in the opening up of the Conowingo dam and the voluntary evacuation of Cecil County, Maryland.

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Sussex County farmers will be getting some assistance from the federal government in the aftermath of the recent rains.

WBOC reports that with the damage from the heavy downpour the U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted 11 counties the disaster designation including Sussex County.

Anyone eligible will have up to eight months to apply for an emergency loan.

Greenwood farmer David Smoker told the television station that the heavy rain left had hit his barley crop particularly hard.

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A flash flood watch is in effect for much of the peninsula after the heavy rainfall over the weekend.

In Maryland it stretches from inland Worcester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties to the Maryland beaches.

In Delaware the beach resorts are also looking at a flash flood warning.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that on Saturday afternoon Ocean City was hit with so much rain that Coastal Highway north of 94th street was closed due to flooding.

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Two members of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency are in Hawaii helping people deal with the intense flooding and landslides as the island state deals with a volcanic eruption.

WBOC reports that officials say there was 50 inches of rain during a 24-hour period last month.

The Emergency Management staff will remain in the state for 30 days.

The television station reports that this is the second time this year that the emergency personnel have been deployed.

Some also went to help out in the aftermath of the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico.

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Another winter blast is coming our way.

A nor’easter is set to hit today with rain and snow on Delmarva beginning around 10 a.m. this morning.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that less than a half inch of accumulation of snow is expected.

In Somerset and Worcester Counties are expected to see winds of up 15 mph with gusts as high as 25.

Meanwhile, in Sussex County the rain is expected to change to snow by this afternoon with an accumulation of around an inch.

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The wind and rain whipped across Delmarva yesterday.

Ocean City’s inlet was hit with sheets of rain and high winds.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that there were also report of flooding.

The National Weather Service imposed a coastal flooding advisory yesterday on Accomack, Northampton, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties along with Maryland beaches.

This part of the region saw at least 2 to 3 inches of rain with flooding in the low lying areas along the shore.

There were wind advisories throughout Delmarva yesterday.

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There is a high wind warning in effort for Sussex County until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

For Dorchester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties, a wind advisory is in effect until 1 p.m.

Also be mindful of a coastal flood warning until 3 p.m. for Kent and Sussex Counties.

There a winter weather advisory for Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline Counties until 4 p.m.

In northern Delaware forecasters say that over 2 inches of snow has already fallen overnight and is expected throughout the day.

They expect up to 12 inches in New Castle diminishing further south.

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The snow should be tapering off this afternoon in Delaware with snow accumulation expected to be around 3 inches in New Castle County and 2 inches in Kent County.

Snow fall around Hockessin and Greenville has so far reached the 2 inch mark, the highest in the state so far.

Snow also fell even in Dover and Lewes with little accumulation.

Many schools in northern Delaware were also closed today.

There’s also a wind advisory in effect for Kent, Sussex, Queen Annes, Talbot and Caroline counties until 6 p.m. with speeds of up to 35 mph.

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SALEM, Va. (AP) - Officials hope rain will extinguish immediate concerns about wildfires in southwestern Virginia.

Ed Stoots of Virginia's Forestry Department says most fires are out after weeks of work by fire crews. He said rain expected through Wednesday night could fully resolve current worries.

Since mid-October, fire crews have battled 160 blazes that have burned nearly 5,400 acres. More than 400 homes and structures were saved, although four homes and 22 structures suffered damage.

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Snow Hill Road near Mt. Olive Branch intersection is about to reopen since its closure in late September.

Route 12 was hit by flooding after a deluge of rain during a three day period starting September 29th.   

And it has been closed due to standing water ever since.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that there was an extensive pipe replacement project at the Mt. Olive Branch delayed reopening that section.

The roadway should be open to traffic beginning tomorrow.

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