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October Events: Siren Test, National Alert Test, and Potassium Iodide Distribution

Staff Writer Government, RSS-GOV

On Tuesday, October 3, at 10:45 a.m., the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Delaware State Police, and the Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG), will conduct a regular quarterly test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and Notification system. On Wednesday, October 4, at 2:20 p.m., FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a national test …

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DEMA coordinating with FEMA on Tropical Stoem Ophiela

Staff Writer Government, RSS-GOV

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is currently coordinating with officials from FEMA Region 3, state, county, and local agencies to respond to the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Ophelia throughout the state. The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning, high wind warning, high surf advisory, and high rip current risk for coastal communities. High winds are expected into this evening and …

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Family Emergency Preparedness Day Canceled

Staff Writer Government, RSS-GOV

The Family Emergency Preparedness Day event scheduled for Saturday, September 23 at Brecknock County Park in Camden, Delaware has been canceled due to expected inclement weather from a pending coastal storm. Out of an abundance of caution, officials from participating agencies determined that the threat of high winds and precipitation would make the event unsafe to both participants and attendees. …

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Family Emergency Preparedness Day is September 23

Staff Writer Government, RSS-GOV

The 17th annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day is on Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brecknock County Park, 80 Old Camden Road, Camden, DE 19934. The event is rain or shine. September is “National Preparedness Month,” and attendees can get a wealth of resources and information to enhance their emergency preparedness – all in a fun, …

September is Preparedness Month in Delaware

Staff Writer RSS-GOV

Governor Carney is proclaiming September as Preparedness Month in Delaware to highlight the many ways families and businesses can “make a plan, build a kit, and stay informed” to be better prepared for emergencies and natural disasters. September coincides with the peak months for Atlantic hurricane season, which underscores the need for readiness. The 2023 theme is “Preparing Older Adults,” …

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State’s 2024 budget of $5.6 billion jumps 10% over 2023

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

A 2024 state budget that’s 10% higher than 2023’s led eight Republicans to vote against it Thursday in the House of Representatives, but that didn’t stop it from passing. House Bill 195, sponsored by Rep. William Carson, D-Smyrna, delineated how the $5.6 billion budget will be spent over the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. Carson is the vice …

“Get in the Zone” for Hurricane Awareness Week

Staff Writer Government, 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 …

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State offers 3 dates for assault weapon registration

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced that it will be hosting several opportunities for Delawareans to register their assault weapons. There will be three dates, each from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for people from each county to get a certificate, including on May 27 at the Delaware State Police Troop 2 building in New Castle County, …

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Division of Alcohol starts process to create legal pot industry

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

The legalization of marijuana in Delaware will mean the state’s police agencies stop ticketing people for having it, but they’ll continue to pull people over for appearing to be under the influence. Police already had stopped charging people with criminal possession for small amounts of pot  in 2019, when Attorney General Kathy Jennings said she would no longer prosecute for …