Recap of Major October Nor'easter
On the night of Wednesday, October 1st, the forecast track for Hurricane Joaquin, then a category 3 hurricane, was a worst-case scenario for the Delmarva Peninsula. The National Hurricane Center expected the tropical system to track directly up the Chesapeake Bay, exposing Delaware to the worst side of the storm. The highest winds are found on the east side of a hurricane. As the week wore on, the track shifted several times, with the storm eventually heading out to sea. While the Hurricane stayed well offshore, a Nor’easter formed off our coast, battering our service territory with heavy rain and winds over 50 mph. More than 5,000 members lost power at some point during the storm and crews worked long hours to restore power on October 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Thank you to everyone for their patience as crews worked to turn the lights back on!