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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

Limited State of Emergency Lifted in Sussex County

From the Governor's Office: Delaware Governor,Jack Markell, announced that the Limited State of Emergency for Sussex County has been lifted, effective at 1 p.m. today as follows: Strong winds over the weekend held water in the inland bays, causing extremely high tides throughout the state and requiring several roads to be closed, and a Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for Kent and Sussex Counties until 7 p.m. “Thousands of State and local government officials continue to work across Delaware to ensure the safety of residents effected by this weather,” said Governor Markell. “I want to thank first responders for their swift actions to support those in need during this event. Though the precipitation has ended, the impact from the rain and wind will continue until water levels recede. We encourage motorists to avoid driving through flooded roads and contact local agencies Read more