While many across the county will take time to remember past heroes over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, emergency management officials will also note the beginning of National Hurricane Preparedness Week
Attorney General Beau Biden today encouraged Delawareans to take several steps to protect themselves against scams related to the tornado that devastated parts of Oklahoma earlier this week.
With hurricane season about to begin, Delaware agricultural authorities are urging farmers and pet owners to plan ahead and prepare for weather emergencies. Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 26 to June 1, with hurricane season beginning June 1. The Department of Agriculture’s Delaware Animal Response Program works with state emergency officials and animal welfare organizations to assist animal owners with preparation, sheltering in place and evacuation. “Preparing and acting early can save animals’ lives,” said Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee. “The time to take action is now, before storms create disaster conditions.”
Delaware residents should ask pesticide contractors for their state pesticide business license information before hiring them, state agricultural officials advise. “Spring and summer are a busy season for pesticide applicators, as many people get their lawns spruced up,” said Dave Pyne, pesticides administrator for the Department of Agriculture. “We want homeowners to know that all pesticide applicators in Delaware should be licensed and certified, which ensures everyone is working by approved standards.”
As part of his National Governors Association (NGA) Chair’s Initiative, A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities, the governor, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard are hosting an institute for state policymakers.