Brandywine Conservancy, Wilmington offer flood study update

Rich SchwartzmanCulture, Headlines

  The Brandywine Conservancy and the city of Wilmington joined forces to give area residents an update on the flood study prompted by Hurricane Ida. Grant DeCosta, director of community services for the conservancy, was joined by Wilmington’s Assistant Water Division Director Bryan Lennon. DeCosta said Ida was “the catalyst” for the study but that the study won’t be finished …

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

Hurricane Ian Indian River Inlet Bridge

Coastal flooding possible as Ian approaches Delaware

Staff WriterGovernment, Headlines

Hurricane Ian’s remnants will bring a prolonged period of cool, damp and breezy conditions to Delaware into early next week. Most of the rain will fall Friday night through Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Localized minor tidal flooding is possible Friday night along Delaware’s Atlantic coast and inland bays. Spotty minor flooding is possible during high tide …

Woodland Beach evacuated; Route 1 closed in coastal Sussex

Ken MammarellaGovernment

Route 1 in Sussex County. DelDOT photo Friday’s weather was as miserable as predicted, with strong winds, coastal flooding, a warning of flash floods and multiple roads closed or impassible. The flooding forced the evacuation of Woodland Beach in Kent County and closed part of Route 1 in Sussex County and other roads throughout the state, the Delaware Department of …

Flooding closes coastal roads; historic crest due tonight

Ken MammarellaGovernment

The aftermath of Hurricane Ida. City of Wilmington file photo Hazardous weather is likely today, according to the National Weather Service, and it’s already closing some Delaware roads. “The flooding will be notable both for its unusual intensity and particularly long duration, with concern lasting through at least Sunday morning before the elevated waters at last recede,” The Washington Post …

Biden authorizes federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Ida damage

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Rescue workers in the flooded streets of Wilmington after Ida. President Joe Biden has issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Delaware authorizing federal assistance in areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Gov. John Carney requested the declaration on Sept. 17 citing historic damage in New Castle County and difficulties responding in the wake of the pandemic.  Biden issued …