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Winter Weather Awareness Week: Nov. 27 to Dec. 1

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

Governor Carney is proclaiming the week of November 27 to December 1 as “Winter Weather Awareness Week in Delaware.” The Delaware Emergency Management Agency, Delaware Department of Transportation, National Weather Service, and county emergency agencies are teaming up to share important information to help residents and visitors to prepare and stay safe in the coming months. Learn more at: www.weather.gov/phi/dewinterweek …

Atlantic hurricane season began June 1.

How to stay safe in Delaware this hurricane season

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

In the midst of the grimy haze of smoke covering the Northeast from Canadian wildfires, the First State is entering another challenge with Mother Nature: hurricane season.  The Delaware Emergency Management Agency has released tips for Delaware residents and  visitors to “know your zone” and “get prepared” for the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1. According …

“Get in the Zone” for Hurricane Awareness Week

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

Governor John C. Carney, Jr. and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency are observing “Hurricane Awareness Week” from May 29 to June 2 by encouraging residents and visitors to “know your zone” and “get prepared” for the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins on June 1. The post “Get in the Zone” for Hurricane Awareness Week appeared first on …

DNREC, DEMA to Sponsor Second Annual Delaware Flood Awareness Week May 15 to 19

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

In conjunction with DNREC and DEMA within the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Governor John Carney has proclaimed May 15 to 19 as Delaware Flood Awareness Week. The post DNREC, DEMA to Sponsor Second Annual Delaware Flood Awareness Week May 15 to 19 appeared first on State of Delaware News. Staff WriterThis post was originally published on this site

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Family fun day to focus on emergency planning

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

By the time disaster strikes, it’s too late to prepare. That’s why the Delaware Emergency Management Agency plans to bring the community together to learn how to be ready for the unknown.  However grim the premise, DEMA promises a fun-filled and adventure-packed day for the entire family.  On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m., the agency will …

In a statewide effort to ensure school safety, six training sessions on reunification have been held in Delaware in August.

State trains districts on reuniting families after school crisis

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Teachers, firemen, custodians, bus drivers and parents decked out in neon-colored vests filled the first floor hallway at Dover High School Wednesday. They were there to listen to and participate in a program focused on how to help families find each other after a school emergency. The training describes how to create a team in which each member has a …

Some patients being transferred to nursing homes will be COVID-positive

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines, Health

On average, one out of every four Delawareans who tests for COVID-19 is testing positive, Gov. John Carney said during his weekly briefing Tuesday afternoon.  That is, in part, a result of increased testing in the state — although Carney also blamed the surge on holiday gatherings and the highly contagious omicron variant.  Approximately half of the state’s cases are …

COVID update: Still no Omicron; no indoor mask mandate planned

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Health

  It’s just a matter of time before the Omicron variant of COVID-19 shows up in Delaware, state officials say. The virus strain has been found in surrounding states, but has not yet been detected in Delaware, said Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of the Division of Public Health. And they’ve looked. The state lab routinely pulls random samples of positive …

Carney seeks federal disaster declaration from Biden

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

More than 275 Delaware homes and businesses have been affected by flooding from the Brandywine River, Carney’s letter to Biden says.   Gov. John Carney on Friday sent a letter to President Biden requesting a Major Disaster Declaration following flooding caused by Tropical Depression Ida.  If authorized, the declaration would provide the state with federal financial resources for both the …

Ida expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain Wednesday, Thursday

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Tropical Depression Ida is expected to bring heavy rain and the potential for flash flooding to Delaware throughout Wednesday and Thursday.  The National Weather Service is forecasting 3-4 inches of rain in northern Delaware, 2-3 inches in southern New Castle County, Kent County and parts of Sussex County, and 1.5-2 inches at the beaches and southern Sussex County. As remnants …