UPDATED: Level 1 Driving Warning Rescinded Due to Icing Conditions

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UPDATED – 01-17-24 – DEMA is rescinding its Level 1 Driving Warning in #NetDE as of Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 a.m. Thanks to the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) crews who have been working through the night to improve road conditions. The warning was issued due to the likelihood of icing occurring on roads…

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DE National Guard Activated for Storm Response

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The Delaware National Guard has been activated and is now in place to support any needed actions in regards to Tropical Storm Ophelia. The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is coordinating with FEMA Region 3 as well as state, county and local agencies to be ready to respond statewide if needed. Additional information from DEMA:Major concerns…

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Recovery Resources for Sussex County Tornado

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“Care4Sussex” can offer help to those affected by the April 1 deadly tornado in Sussex County. Delaware 211 is a resource center powered by United Way of Delaware. Dial 2-1-1, call 1-800-560-3372, or text your zip code to 898211 after 8 a.m. on April 10. FROM THE DEMA WEBSITE: To aid in the ongoing recovery…

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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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Next Week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Delaware

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February 28th to March 4th is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Delaware.  From significant flooding to tornadoes and snowstorms, the past several years have seen active weather events across Delaware and throughout the region.  Knowing about the weather hazards and how to prepare can make a life-saving difference. The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is collaborating…

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DE Hospitals Implement Crisis Standards of Care in Coronavirus Winter Surge as Omicron Becomes Dominant in First State

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Delaware hospitals are stretched to the limit. Hospital capacity is over 700 who are sick with coronavirus – about 40%, as well as people with other illnesses. Hospital officials say that many of those who are sick with coronavirus are only partially or not vaccinated. Several hospitals are operating under Crisis Standards of Care. Chief…

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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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Gov Carney, DPH & DEMA Updating Coronavirus Testing and Vaccination Programs

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Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) are providing updates to Delaware’s COVID-19 testing program.  COVID-19 vaccines are effective against severe disease and death from variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 currently circulating in the United States, including the Delta variant. Infections happen in only a…

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Update: Preparing For Elsa

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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 : Del. Coronavirus Weekly Update

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Delaware has just a few areas of concern where local coronavirus case are higher than a state benchmark of 250 per 100,000 people. At the weekly coronavirus update, Delaware Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay said areas of Selbyville, Harrington, Felton, Magnolia, Newark and Hockessin are being monitored for their local case rates. However, numbers…

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Gov Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Updates on COVID-19 Vaccination Program

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Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) on Tuesday announced updates to the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program, with a focus on administering second doses for Delawareans who received first doses at state-operated vaccination events in January:  Later this week, the State of Delaware…

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Gov Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccination Program

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Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) on Tuesday announced an expansion of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program with a statewide focus on vaccinating Delawareans in underserved, minority communities.   Over the last two weeks, the state has piloted a series of efforts aimed at vaccinating…

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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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Del. Resilience Fund Accepts Applications

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Delawareans may start applying for a portion of a resilience fund that was created to help families and communities impacted by tornadoes and other severe weather events earlier this month. The Delaware Emergency Management Agency says aid falls into two categories – direct assistance to individuals who qualify, and support for non-profits, volunteer groups and…

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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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Gov Carney Discusses the Coronavirus Numbers, School and Enforcement

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After extending the State of Emergency for another month, Governor John Carney discussed the coronavirus pandemic during his Tuesday update.  The recent uptick in positive cases at the beach areas has shown in an increase in numbers in the 18 to 35 group – which now nearly equals the 35 to 50 age group.  Delaware…

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Alternate Care Sites Being Set Up in NCCo for Overflow Coronavirus Patients

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The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the State Health Operations Center (SHOC) are announcing today the designation of alternative care sites (ACS) in New Castle County to accommodate overflow patients from Delaware hospital systems as they begin to experience a surge in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Sites for the southern part of…

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Governor Carney Declares Public Health Emergency

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Governor John Carney on Monday declared a Public Health Emergency and released a more robust Order to assist with Delaware’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) issued a companion order focused on strengthening Delaware’s health care workforce in response to COVID-19. Read Governor Carney’s Public Health…

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Statewide Earthquake Drill to take place in Delaware

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The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) encourages people across the state to take part in the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill, Thursday October 17 at 10:17 a.m. Two earthquakes in the last ten years were felt in Delaware. As recently as two years ago in November, 2017, a 4.1 earthquake was centered in the Bombay Hook…

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