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Delaware Emergency Management Agency Monitoring Joaquin

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015



Smyrna – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is monitoring Hurricane Joaquin, and is in communication with its partners at the National Weather Service, and the National Hurricane Center.

The forecast track for Joaquin is uncertain at this time, but it is reasonably sure that the tropical system will have an impact of some kind on Delaware over the weekend.  It is too early to tell exactly what that impact will be.

Here is the latest from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ…

“A dangerous weather pattern is developing for our region. Threats include very heavy rainfall, inland river flooding, as well as major coastal flooding with heavy surf and beach erosion. These impacts will be felt this week from a storm system affecting the region. There is now also the potential for major impacts from Hurricane Joaquin affecting the region this weekend into early next week.”

“Many locations saw one to two inches from last night’s rainfall. Additional rainfall amounts over the next seven days of 4 to 10 inches are possible for the region, with some locations seeing locally higher amounts.”

“Additional rainfall amounts of 4 to 10 inches will result in a greatly increased threat of flash flooding as well as inland river flooding. If we get the higher rainfall amounts, some of the flooding will be severe.”

“Starting Thursday, winds will become northeast and intensify. Wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph are possible over inland locations. Wind gusts of 45+ mph are possible in coastal areas. If Hurricane Joaquin directly affects the region, hurricane force winds are possible.”

“Moderate coastal flooding is possible on Thursday. Moderate to major coastal flooding is now possible on Friday with the strong northeast winds. This is in advance of any impacts from Hurricane Joaquin. If Hurricane Joaquin directly affects the region, major to record coastal flooding is possible.”

“Heavy rainfall will impact the region again Thursday night into Friday, along with the risk of inland river flooding and major coastal flooding. The most likely timeframe for impacts from Hurricane Joaquin affecting the region is Sunday into Monday.

Never…never ever drive into flooded roadways. Take action now to mitigate the effects of flooding…check storm drains and sewer grates along curbs near your property to assure that they are clear of leaves debris that could cause backups and flooding.

While it is not raining, check rain gutters and spouts on your home to make sure they are cleared of leaves and small branches.

High winds are also on the way so make sure that loose items in the yard are secured.

Check and update your Home Emergency Kit. It’s a good idea to have a radio capable of receiving NOAA forecasts.

For tips on how to prepare, log on to ready.gov.

DEMA will send updates as they become available.

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Delaware Emergency Management Agency Monitoring Joaquin

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015



Smyrna – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is monitoring Hurricane Joaquin, and is in communication with its partners at the National Weather Service, and the National Hurricane Center.

The forecast track for Joaquin is uncertain at this time, but it is reasonably sure that the tropical system will have an impact of some kind on Delaware over the weekend.  It is too early to tell exactly what that impact will be.

Here is the latest from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ…

“A dangerous weather pattern is developing for our region. Threats include very heavy rainfall, inland river flooding, as well as major coastal flooding with heavy surf and beach erosion. These impacts will be felt this week from a storm system affecting the region. There is now also the potential for major impacts from Hurricane Joaquin affecting the region this weekend into early next week.”

“Many locations saw one to two inches from last night’s rainfall. Additional rainfall amounts over the next seven days of 4 to 10 inches are possible for the region, with some locations seeing locally higher amounts.”

“Additional rainfall amounts of 4 to 10 inches will result in a greatly increased threat of flash flooding as well as inland river flooding. If we get the higher rainfall amounts, some of the flooding will be severe.”

“Starting Thursday, winds will become northeast and intensify. Wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph are possible over inland locations. Wind gusts of 45+ mph are possible in coastal areas. If Hurricane Joaquin directly affects the region, hurricane force winds are possible.”

“Moderate coastal flooding is possible on Thursday. Moderate to major coastal flooding is now possible on Friday with the strong northeast winds. This is in advance of any impacts from Hurricane Joaquin. If Hurricane Joaquin directly affects the region, major to record coastal flooding is possible.”

“Heavy rainfall will impact the region again Thursday night into Friday, along with the risk of inland river flooding and major coastal flooding. The most likely timeframe for impacts from Hurricane Joaquin affecting the region is Sunday into Monday.

Never…never ever drive into flooded roadways. Take action now to mitigate the effects of flooding…check storm drains and sewer grates along curbs near your property to assure that they are clear of leaves debris that could cause backups and flooding.

While it is not raining, check rain gutters and spouts on your home to make sure they are cleared of leaves and small branches.

High winds are also on the way so make sure that loose items in the yard are secured.

Check and update your Home Emergency Kit. It’s a good idea to have a radio capable of receiving NOAA forecasts.

For tips on how to prepare, log on to ready.gov.

DEMA will send updates as they become available.

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