Tropical Weather Moves In On Delmarva Wed.

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The effects of Ida, now a tropical depression, may be felt across our region starting late Wednesday. According to AccuWeather, skies will be mostly cloudy Wednesday, and a shower or thunderstorm may develop especially in the afternoon. Wednesday night, showers and a thunderstorm associated with Ida could lead to flooding. There also could be a…

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NOAA Predicts Near Average 2019 Hurricane Season

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration held a press conference at Reagan National Airport on Thursday to announce it’s predictions for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says El Nino and warmer than average Atlantic Ocean temperatures will shape this season’s storm intensity. Forecasters predict a range of 9 to 15 named…

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Governor Carney Seeks Nominees for Seat on Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

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Delaware Governor John Carney is seeking applications from the public to fill Delaware’s sole seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC), a regional council operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that manages fish and shellfish populations along the coast. The Governor’s office is seeking individuals who are Delaware residents and have…

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Federal Funding Secured for DE through Senate Appropriations Committee

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Federal funding for Delaware environmental programs has been secured through two appropriations bills passed in the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Senator Chris Coons serves on the Senate committee – the first Delaware senator to sit on that committee in over 40 years.  There is funding through NOAA that includes $80-million for Coastal Management Grants, $30-million for…

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