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    Posted August 28, 2011 by
    firststate
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    Wilmington, Delaware
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Irene's aftermath

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    Irene Aftermath (Wilmington, DE)

     

    I shot this video just after dawn on August 28th while Delawareans were still experiencing the back end of Irene.  This is the Brandywine Creek, which on a normal day, gently rolls from Pennsylvania, through Wilmington, Delaware and finally into the Delaware River.

     

    At the time I shot these clips, the Brandywine was still 24 hours from cresting. The buildings in these scenes are part of the DuPont Company's Hagley Museum.

     

    During the height of the storm firefighters and emergency personnel were conducting emergency evacuation of residents on Wilmington's east side, who failed to heed Mayor Jim Baker's mandatory evacuation decree.

     

    Several hundred large trees down in Metropolitan Wilmington and New Castle County with 27,000 homes wihout power. Delmarva Power will begin restoring power to communities on Monday morning.

     

    I'll be uploading more aftermath in the coming hours.

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