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Storm Report #1 Thursday, January 4, 2018 (3:30pm)

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Date Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018



(Smyrna) – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) continues to operate in an enhanced activation status.  A limited number of DEMA personnel are continuing to actively work with county emergency management agencies, DelDOT, and other state partners.

Governor John Carney issued Level 2 Driving Restriction for Sussex County only, effective at 1pm today, with a State of Emergency for Sussex County only, effective at 2pm.

Level 2 Driving Restrictions mean that no one may operate a motor vehicle in Sussex County, except for those designated as Essential Personnel.  Essential Personnel are defined as those who are necessary to (1) maintain core functions of government, and (2) to maintain the health and security of the people of Delaware.

Specifically, Essential Personnel as defined by Delaware law are:

  • Operators of snow removal equipment (public and private);
  • Persons providing public utility services;
  • Persons providing healthcare services; and
  • Persons providing food and fuel deliveries.

Employers who fall outside of the above categories may apply to DEMA for waivers from Level 2 Driving Restrictions when a significant safety, health or business necessity is demonstrated.  NO waivers can be granted within 21 days of receipt of the application nor will waiver applications be processed during an emergency period.The Delaware National Guard has been activated and is assisting Sussex County, fire companies and EMS, and Delaware State Police.  High winds continue to blow snow onto already cleared roads, so motorists should watch for sudden drifts.Governor John Carney, DelDOT, and the Delaware State Police advise caution for those motorists in Kent and Sussex Counties as road conditions in some areas may be hazardous. #snowDE

 


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Storm Report #1 Thursday, January 4, 2018 (3:30pm)

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Date Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018



(Smyrna) – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) continues to operate in an enhanced activation status.  A limited number of DEMA personnel are continuing to actively work with county emergency management agencies, DelDOT, and other state partners.

Governor John Carney issued Level 2 Driving Restriction for Sussex County only, effective at 1pm today, with a State of Emergency for Sussex County only, effective at 2pm.

Level 2 Driving Restrictions mean that no one may operate a motor vehicle in Sussex County, except for those designated as Essential Personnel.  Essential Personnel are defined as those who are necessary to (1) maintain core functions of government, and (2) to maintain the health and security of the people of Delaware.

Specifically, Essential Personnel as defined by Delaware law are:

  • Operators of snow removal equipment (public and private);
  • Persons providing public utility services;
  • Persons providing healthcare services; and
  • Persons providing food and fuel deliveries.

Employers who fall outside of the above categories may apply to DEMA for waivers from Level 2 Driving Restrictions when a significant safety, health or business necessity is demonstrated.  NO waivers can be granted within 21 days of receipt of the application nor will waiver applications be processed during an emergency period.The Delaware National Guard has been activated and is assisting Sussex County, fire companies and EMS, and Delaware State Police.  High winds continue to blow snow onto already cleared roads, so motorists should watch for sudden drifts.Governor John Carney, DelDOT, and the Delaware State Police advise caution for those motorists in Kent and Sussex Counties as road conditions in some areas may be hazardous. #snowDE

 


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