Higher Expected Snowfall Amounts Shift Southward

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The Delaware Emergency Management Agency has passed along information from the US National Weather Service in Philadelphia/Mount Holly, saying the expected heaviest snowfall amounts have shifted slightly southward. The greatest amounts are now expected near northern Delaware. Snowfall amounts were also increased by 1-2″ across southern Delaware. A Winter Storm Warning was added to Kent…

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How Is Your Flood IQ? This Is Del. Flood Awareness Week

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Delaware Flood Awareness Week is underway.The Department of Natural Resources and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency hope to educate citizens about the risk and the likelihood of flooding. Also, property owners should be well versed in the importance of a flood insurance policy and flood remediation for any property damage or loss caused by flooding.Governor…

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Are You Prepared For Emergencies?

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The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has now concluded, but emergency preparation should always be on the radar according to the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center. We are on the verge of winter-storm season, with the potential for snow that makes travel impossible or ice storms that could cause power…

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National EAS Test Comes To Your Cellphone

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A national test of the Wireless Emergency Alert and the Emergency Alert System is scheduled this afternoon (Wednesday). You will receive the wireless alert only if you have opted in to receive test messages. The message will indicate that ‘no action is needed.’ The test is scheduled to go out at 2:20 p.m., according to…

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Update: Preparing For Elsa

Thursday midday graphic, courtesy NOAA / NWS
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An updated track for Tropical Storm Elsa from NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center places it slightly further west, which could mean a more significant impact regionally. According to the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, the main threats are expected to include rain, flooding, and increased rip currents starting late Thursday. The experience with Tropical Storm Isaias…

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VIDEO | Delaware Weekly COVID-19 Update

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Governor John Carney, Delaware Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay and Delaware Emergency Management Agency Director A.J. Schall participated in the weekly virtual COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, June 1st. Rattay said that for the second consecutive week there were no current areas of concern regarding coronavirus cases. She also addressed several myths about COVID-19 vaccines. Carney…

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Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing Events Scheduled Through Saturday

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Three local pop-up testing events for COVID-19 are scheduled for Monday, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. The state has set a full schedule of testing events through the end of the week, including one on Saturday. An appointment for a pop-up test can be made at delaware.curativeinc.com. Limited on-site registration is also…

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Gov. Carney Declares State Of Emergency Following Isaias

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Governor John Carney has declared a State of Emergency to allow for coordinated response and recovery from Tropical Storm Isaias. The storm generated multiple tornadoes and brought heavy rainfall, flooding and gusty winds to Delaware. The State of Emergency is effective from 3:00 p.m. Tuesday until further notice. The declaration mobilizes the Delaware Emergency Management…

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