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  Category: Delaware Emergency Management Agency


Severe Weather Possible Wednesday into Thursday

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Weather | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Updated 8/31/2021 at 6:00pm Smyrna, DE – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) along with local, state, and federal partners, are closely monitoring the remnant low from Hurricane Ida.  We continue to coordinate with the counties and key state agencies to ensure readiness if the system worsens.  The main threats are anticipated to include rain, […]




DNREC to Close Section of Tri-Valley Trail for Repairs

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | New Castle County | News | Date Posted: Friday, July 9, 2021

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close a section of the Tri-Valley Trail at White Clay Creek State Park for drainage repairs starting Monday, July 12. The section of affected spans from Smith Mill Road to Paper Mill Road/Corner Ketch Road. Repairs are expected to last up to one week. The […]




DEMA Encourages Preparations for Tropical Storm Elsa

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Weather | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued by the U.S. National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly for Sussex County with expansion of the Watch expected.




Emergency Sirens To Be Tested Tuesday

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Delaware State Police | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Date Posted: Friday, July 2, 2021

The 37 sirens located within ten miles of the Salem/Hope Creek (New Jersey) plants will be activated for three to five minutes.  The siren tests will be followed by a test message of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on local radio stations. 




FEMA Mitigation Grant Application Period Open

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Smyrna – The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for DR-4566 Tropical Storm Isaias funding notice has been announced. The application period started in May 2021, with up to $2,000,000 in available funding for mitigation projects. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) is intended to assist state agencies and local governments in implementing long-term hazard mitigation planning and […]







  Category: Delaware Emergency Management Agency


Severe Weather Possible Wednesday into Thursday

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Weather | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Updated 8/31/2021 at 6:00pm Smyrna, DE – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) along with local, state, and federal partners, are closely monitoring the remnant low from Hurricane Ida.  We continue to coordinate with the counties and key state agencies to ensure readiness if the system worsens.  The main threats are anticipated to include rain, […]




DNREC to Close Section of Tri-Valley Trail for Repairs

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | New Castle County | News | Date Posted: Friday, July 9, 2021

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close a section of the Tri-Valley Trail at White Clay Creek State Park for drainage repairs starting Monday, July 12. The section of affected spans from Smith Mill Road to Paper Mill Road/Corner Ketch Road. Repairs are expected to last up to one week. The […]




DEMA Encourages Preparations for Tropical Storm Elsa

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Weather | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued by the U.S. National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly for Sussex County with expansion of the Watch expected.




Emergency Sirens To Be Tested Tuesday

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Delaware State Police | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Date Posted: Friday, July 2, 2021

The 37 sirens located within ten miles of the Salem/Hope Creek (New Jersey) plants will be activated for three to five minutes.  The siren tests will be followed by a test message of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on local radio stations. 




FEMA Mitigation Grant Application Period Open

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Smyrna – The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for DR-4566 Tropical Storm Isaias funding notice has been announced. The application period started in May 2021, with up to $2,000,000 in available funding for mitigation projects. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) is intended to assist state agencies and local governments in implementing long-term hazard mitigation planning and […]