Category Archives: Emergency

Delaware Governor Lifts Partial State of Emergency

From the Office of the Governor: Governor Markell Announces Lifting of Limited State of Emergency in Sussex County Wilmington, DE – Governor Jack Markell announced this evening that he has lifted the Limited State of Emergency for Sussex County that had been imposed Saturday as Tropical Storm Hermine approached the Mid-Atlantic region. See the Governor's full order lifting the State of Emergency below. Hermine brought rain, moderate winds, and localized flooding during high tide to Delaware's coastal region. However, the storm track has continued to keep the system off the coast and it is not expected to bring additional rain or damaging wind to the First State. Members of the public should be mindful that higher than normal water levels at high tide will continue to be experienced along the coast and lower Delaware Bay communities through at least Tuesday morning and with Read more

Limited State of Emergency Issued for Sussex County, DE

From the Delaware Governor's Office: Governor Markell Issues Limited State of Emergency for Sussex County at 5:00 p.m. Saturday as Tropical Storm Hermine Approaches Delaware Urges those in low-lying and coastal areas to closely monitor weather conditions and communications from emergency management officials Wilmington, DE— As Tropical Storm Hermine approaches Delaware, Governor Markell has issued a limited State of Emergency for Sussex County beginning at 5:00 p.m. today that allows public safety, emergency response, and transportation agencies to position resources in affected areas. “Tropical Storm Hermine is a powerful storm that will bring significant rainfall and localized flooding, especially in coastal and Delaware Bay communities in Sussex County,” said Governor Markell. “I encourage Delawareans and visitors to our state to take precautions and stay tuned Read more

DE Governor Issues State of Emergency

Delaware Governor Jack A. Markell has issued a REVISED winter storm State of Emergency Declaration effective Friday, January 22 at 5:00 p.m., and announces a Level 1 Driving Warning to begin at 12:00 a.m. Midnight on Saturday, January 23 as follows: At the Governor’s request, Delaware National Guard and DelDOT began pre-positioning their resources yesterday in anticipation of this weekend’s storm. The State of Emergency declaration allows the Governor to deploy the Delaware National Guard, DelDOT, first responders, and other agencies to open or close roadways and take other actions to protect public safety and property during the storm event. According to state law, a “Level 1 Driving Warning” means that any person operating a motor vehicle on Delaware roadways must exercise extra caution. All nonessential employees, public and private, are encouraged not to operate a motor Read more