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  Category: Delaware Emergency Management Agency


Hurricane Awareness Week: Prepare Now for Active Season

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 24, 2024

Forecasters predict that the Atlantic hurricane season that begins on June 1 could be very active. Governor John C. Carney, Jr. has proclaimed May 27 to May 31 as Hurricane Awareness Week, and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency urges everyone to visit PrepareDE.org to find resources on how to “make a plan, build a kit, and stay informed.” Residents and visitors can also use the Know Your Zone tool to locate their evacuation zone, which can help inform when and how to evacuate in an emergency.




Apply Now for Nonprofit Security Grant Program

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Friday, April 26, 2024

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is urging eligible nonprofits, including faith-based organizations, to prepare now for an upcoming Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) opportunity anticipated to be available for applications in April 2024. NSGP provides funding for projects that enhance physical security and cybersecurity to nonprofits at high risk of a terrorist attack.




Emergency Sirens Test on April 2 and Potassium Iodide Event on April 4 in Middletown

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

There are 37 sirens in Delaware located within a 10-mile radius of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations in New Jersey. The sirens cover an area north from Delaware City, west to Middletown, and south to Woodland Beach. This test is part of an ongoing program that continually monitors the integrity of the siren system. Sirens will be activated for three to five minutes, followed by a test message of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on local radio stations.




Severe Weather Awareness Week March 11-15, 2024

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | News | Date Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2024

In recent years, Delaware has experienced flooding, tornadoes, and coastal storms that put lives and property at risk and adversely impact the health, safety, and economic well-being of families, businesses, and schools. Learning about the different types of hazards can increase preparedness and reduce the devastation caused by severe weather.




DelDOT, DEMA Issue Travel Advisory for Snow and Ice

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Delaware Transit Corporation | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Department of Transportation | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Weather | Date Posted: Friday, January 19, 2024

The Delaware Department of Transportation and Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)  are issuing a travel advisory for this afternoon and evening due to poor visibility from heavier snowfall and freezing on road surfaces tonight as temperatures drop. The advisory is not an official Level 1 Driving Warning, but is meant to caution motorists of adverse weather conditions and to stay off roads if possible. If driving is necessary, motorists are urged to use caution and common sense.







  Category: Delaware Emergency Management Agency

Hurricane Awareness Week: Prepare Now for Active Season

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 24, 2024

Forecasters predict that the Atlantic hurricane season that begins on June 1 could be very active. Governor John C. Carney, Jr. has proclaimed May 27 to May 31 as Hurricane Awareness Week, and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency urges everyone to visit PrepareDE.org to find resources on how to “make a plan, build a kit, and stay informed.” Residents and visitors can also use the Know Your Zone tool to locate their evacuation zone, which can help inform when and how to evacuate in an emergency.




Apply Now for Nonprofit Security Grant Program

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Friday, April 26, 2024

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is urging eligible nonprofits, including faith-based organizations, to prepare now for an upcoming Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) opportunity anticipated to be available for applications in April 2024. NSGP provides funding for projects that enhance physical security and cybersecurity to nonprofits at high risk of a terrorist attack.




Emergency Sirens Test on April 2 and Potassium Iodide Event on April 4 in Middletown

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

There are 37 sirens in Delaware located within a 10-mile radius of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations in New Jersey. The sirens cover an area north from Delaware City, west to Middletown, and south to Woodland Beach. This test is part of an ongoing program that continually monitors the integrity of the siren system. Sirens will be activated for three to five minutes, followed by a test message of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on local radio stations.




Severe Weather Awareness Week March 11-15, 2024

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | News | Date Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2024

In recent years, Delaware has experienced flooding, tornadoes, and coastal storms that put lives and property at risk and adversely impact the health, safety, and economic well-being of families, businesses, and schools. Learning about the different types of hazards can increase preparedness and reduce the devastation caused by severe weather.




DelDOT, DEMA Issue Travel Advisory for Snow and Ice

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Delaware Transit Corporation | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Department of Transportation | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Weather | Date Posted: Friday, January 19, 2024

The Delaware Department of Transportation and Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)  are issuing a travel advisory for this afternoon and evening due to poor visibility from heavier snowfall and freezing on road surfaces tonight as temperatures drop. The advisory is not an official Level 1 Driving Warning, but is meant to caution motorists of adverse weather conditions and to stay off roads if possible. If driving is necessary, motorists are urged to use caution and common sense.