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  • Dover, Kent County and state offices closed Tuesday as Delaware deals with Hurricane Sandy's wrath

  • City, Kent County and state offices would be closed Tuesday in the wake of the formidable Hurricane Sandy, whose high winds had reached 90 mph.
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  • City of Dover, Kent County and the state of Delaware offices will all be closed Tuesday as the entire state deals with the effects of the formidable Hurricane Sandy.
    The city's essential storm personnel will be contacted by supervisors for damage assessment shifts, Public Information and Emergency Management Coordinator Kay Dietz-Sass said.
    The city's closure includes the Dover Public Library and the Pitts Center, she said.
    The closing of state offices had been extended until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, spokeswoman Jessica Eisenbrey said. Non-essential employees were not to report to work for this period while essential employees were to report as scheduled.
    As for Kent County, only essential personnel reported to work Monday and it would be the same for Tuesday, Kent County Levy Court Public Information Officer Kia Evans said.
    National Weather Service meteorologist had issued impressive forecast reports that said Hurricane Sandy had high winds of 90 miles per hour in the center of the storm, calling it "absolutely incredible." Furthermore, Sandy had already dumped 3 to 6 inches of rain across the state.
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