BREAKING NEWS: Ocean View reports minimal damage from hurricane

Ocean View police are reporting this morning that the Ocean View area suffered very little damage from Hurricane Sandy.

According to Police Chief Ken McLaughlin, several homes in the Cottages and along the White’s Creek did experience flooding. However, no structural damage was reported. Power remained on throughout the event, he said.

Public Works personnel have been busy today removing debris and downed trees and limbs, he said on Tuesday. Police patrols have reported that roads within Ocean View are clear. However, many roads in the beach area (including Route 1) remain closed. The Level 2 Driving Restriction was lifted this morning.

As many as 35 emergency personnel were stationed at the Ocean View Police Department. The personnel included representatives from the following agencies: Ocean View Police, Ocean View Town Hall, Ocean View Pubic Works, Delaware State Police, Army National Guard, Sussex County Paramedics, DelDOT and others.

“Ocean View staff did a great job feeding and housing everyone,” McLaughlin noted.

Storm-related operations have been discontinued in Ocean View and the Town has returned to normal operations, he said.

McLaughlin emphasized that many beach-area roads remain closed and suggested people monitor local news and/or the Sussex County Web site for updated information on road closures. They may also call the police station at (302) 539-1111 for additional information and to report problems.