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  Category: Department of Safety and Homeland Security


Hurricane Season Begins June 1

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Date Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018

(Smyrna) – While tropical storms and hurricanes can occur without regard to the calendar, the official start of the hurricane season is June 1.  The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its forecast for 2018 a week ago, predicting a near to above average season, anticipating 10-16 named storms, 1-4 of which should achieve […]




DEMA Staff Deploy to the State of Hawaii

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

 (Smyrna) – During a 24-hour period April 14-15, nearly 50 inches of rain fell on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.  As media attention focuses on the spectacular images of the erupting Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii, emergency management officials are also working on recovery from the devastating floods, landslides, and mudslides that caused […]




Delaware Health Officials Issue Warning after 2 Deaths Involve Same Stamp on Packets of Heroin

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NEW CASTLE (May 28, 2018) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker is warning people in active substance use in Delaware that two people have died from suspected overdoses in a 24-hour period that involve heroin packets with the same stamp. DHSS is not identifying the stamp so people […]




NONPROFIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS DUE BY JUNE 5

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018

(Smyrna, DE) – Nonprofit organizations in Delaware that have 501 (c) (3) status may be eligible to participate in the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) that targets those organizations that may be at high risk of terrorist attack.  Nonprofits that may qualify must submit an application to the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) by June […]




DEMA ADVISES TO BE AWARE OF WEEKEND WEATHER AND POSSIBLE FLOODING

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018

(Smyrna, DE) – Officials at the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) continue to monitor forecasts from the National Weather Service.  DEMA reminds residents to be aware of the most current weather information and their surroundings over the weekend.  Heavy rains could lead to flash flooding, flooding of rivers, creeks and streams, and flooding in poor […]







  Category: Department of Safety and Homeland Security


Hurricane Season Begins June 1

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Date Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018

(Smyrna) – While tropical storms and hurricanes can occur without regard to the calendar, the official start of the hurricane season is June 1.  The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its forecast for 2018 a week ago, predicting a near to above average season, anticipating 10-16 named storms, 1-4 of which should achieve […]




DEMA Staff Deploy to the State of Hawaii

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

 (Smyrna) – During a 24-hour period April 14-15, nearly 50 inches of rain fell on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.  As media attention focuses on the spectacular images of the erupting Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii, emergency management officials are also working on recovery from the devastating floods, landslides, and mudslides that caused […]




Delaware Health Officials Issue Warning after 2 Deaths Involve Same Stamp on Packets of Heroin

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NEW CASTLE (May 28, 2018) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker is warning people in active substance use in Delaware that two people have died from suspected overdoses in a 24-hour period that involve heroin packets with the same stamp. DHSS is not identifying the stamp so people […]




NONPROFIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS DUE BY JUNE 5

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018

(Smyrna, DE) – Nonprofit organizations in Delaware that have 501 (c) (3) status may be eligible to participate in the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) that targets those organizations that may be at high risk of terrorist attack.  Nonprofits that may qualify must submit an application to the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) by June […]




DEMA ADVISES TO BE AWARE OF WEEKEND WEATHER AND POSSIBLE FLOODING

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018

(Smyrna, DE) – Officials at the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) continue to monitor forecasts from the National Weather Service.  DEMA reminds residents to be aware of the most current weather information and their surroundings over the weekend.  Heavy rains could lead to flash flooding, flooding of rivers, creeks and streams, and flooding in poor […]