Governor Markell Declares State of Emergency


Governor Markell has declared a State of Emergency for the State of Delaware as of 6pm. On a media conference call this afternoon the Governor stated that they are predicting damage from extreme winds and flooding across the State of Delaware. The Governor urged the evacuation of all coastal areas immediately.

Emergency Officials will be keeping a constant eye on the forecast to determine whether a full evacuation will be necessary. Governor Markell stated that residents should be prepared for a possible full evacuation of residents on Friday.

The Delaware National Guard and Delaware State Police will be helping before the storm, during any evacuation procedures and in the aftermath of the storm. Shelters will begin to open tomorrow morning. State officials will be releasing the location of those shelters later tonight.

Contact Numbers
(302)659-DEMA (3362)
(877)SAY-DEMA (877-729-3362) – Delaware only
Fax (302) 659-6855

Statewide Emergencies: Dial 911

County and City Agency Numbers –

New Castle County Office of Emergency Management:
(302) 395-2700, Fax (302) 395-2705

City of Wilmington Emergency Management Office:
(302) 576-3914, Fax (302) 571-5491

Kent County Division of
Emergency Planning and Operations:
(302) 736-2222 , Fax (302) 736-2223

Sussex County Emergency Operations Center:
(302) 855-7801, Fax (302) 855-7800

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, members of the public should call 911