I checked out a new resource today, thanks to a discussion at the New Castle County Board of Realtors® Public Policy Committee. It seems that the Delaware Dept. of Environmental Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) has posted a map of the state on
You can enter an address, and it will show you where the property stands on a sea level rise map. The slider on the map does not seem to work in Internet Explorer, but it does work on Firefox. Not a lot of good news for the folks on the Delaware River in Old New Castle! The picture above shows the fishing pier in Old New Castle after Hurricane Sandy. It's gone and apparently there is no money to restore this scenic landmark (although the lights on the posts going out into the river still work!).
The historic houses on The Strand were flooded in the storm, and it looks as though things are not going to get better in the future. Consider this: the highest point in the State of Delaware is about 448 feet. It is called the Ebright Azimuth, and if the sign (below) wasn't there, you would never know you are at a high point (it's feet away from the Pennsylvania line).