TUESDAY AM: Sandy's Delaware numbers
By Peter MacArthur

Updated Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 10:20am

Superstorm Sandy is now being blamed for at least 16 deaths in the U.S...none in Delaware, but tens of thousand remain without power and the driving ban remains in effect.

Accuweather's Joe Lundberg says Sandy ran about an hour ahead of schedule in terms of making landfall, and did so slightly south, around Atlantic City, of where early predictions had it coming in.

"We expected the landfall to be 8 o'clock and it might have been an hour or so ahead of that. It came inland pretty much right on target maybe a little more south than we were expecting, then it cut right across our area a little bit later on in the evening and now that storm resides across the Pennsylvania/ Maryland state line and it's still packing quite a punch although the worst of the storm is clearly now behind us."

Official rain totals from Sandy: Five and a quarter inches in Wilmington, six and a half inches in Dover.

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