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Delaware Gov. Thomas R. Carper ordered the Delaware Emergency Management Agency to immediately begin damage assessments in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Floyd last week to begin the process of requesting federal disaster assistance for the state.

Touring Greenwood in Sussex County on Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, Gov. Carper started the damage assessment process there after 10 inches of rain fell on the town in 12 hours. One of the hardest hit areas in the state, more than 75 percent of Greenwood's downtown district was flooded with anywhere from 1 to 4 feet of water.

State officials said other areas in the state saw significant flooding and water damage after receiving as much as 8 to 10 inches of rain in less than 18 hours from Floyd.

Besides the flooding in Greenwood, Seaford experienced serious flooding along Route 13, seven roads were closed in the county due to flooding, and minor flooding was reported in Dewey Beach, Long Neck and Oak Orchard. The Bridgeville Wastewater and Sewer Plant reported cosmetic damage at its facility Thursday night, Sept. 16, 1999.

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