How to stay safe in Delaware this hurricane season

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

In the midst of the grimy haze of smoke covering the Northeast from Canadian wildfires, the First State is entering another challenge with Mother Nature: hurricane season.  The Delaware Emergency Management Agency has released tips for Delaware residents and  visitors to “know your zone” and “get prepared” for the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1. According …

Family fun day to focus on emergency planning

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

By the time disaster strikes, it’s too late to prepare. That’s why the Delaware Emergency Management Agency plans to bring the community together to learn how to be ready for the unknown.  However grim the premise, DEMA promises a fun-filled and adventure-packed day for the entire family.  On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m., the agency will …

In a statewide effort to ensure school safety, six training sessions on reunification have been held in Delaware in August.

State trains districts on reuniting families after school crisis

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Teachers, firemen, custodians, bus drivers and parents decked out in neon-colored vests filled the first floor hallway at Dover High School Wednesday. They were there to listen to and participate in a program focused on how to help families find each other after a school emergency. The training describes how to create a team in which each member has a …

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State tells unvaccinated people to test weekly; testing kits now at libraries

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Health

This Abbott Laboratories at-home COVID-19 test kit is available at Delaware libraries. The state of Delaware is recommending that unvaccinated people get tested weekly for the COVID-19 virus. In a press release issued Tuesday, the state also said those who are not vaccinated should be tested five to seven days after being exposed to someone with COVID-19 and that they …

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State urges residents to prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The National Weather Service’s forecast of Elsa’s path puts it right over Delaware. The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is recommending that state residents keep an eye on Tropical Storm Elsa, expected to sweep up the Eastern seaboard today and tomorrow. That’s on top of warnings from the National Weather Service to be on the watch for evening thunderstorms Wednesday that …