Being prepared in the case of an emergency is important for helping Delawareans remain safe and secure.  The right preparation can save lives and protect homes, businesses, and other property.  Below is information available at the federal, state, and local level to help keep Delawareans safe.  Please review it and take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family.

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Be Prepared: http://www.ready.gov/

 

Delmarva Power

http://www.delmarva.com/home/emergency/maps/stormcenter/

New Castle County: 800-898-8042

Kent and Sussex Counties: 800-898-8045

To report a gas leak: 302-454-0317

 

Delaware Electric Co-op

http://www.delaware.coop/outage_map.php

Kent County: 302-398-9009

Sussex County: 349-9009

 

City of Dover

http://www.cityofdover.com/Outages/

302-736-7086 

 

City of Newark

 http://www.cityofnewarkde.us/index.aspx?NID=637

302-366-7050

 

Click here for the most up-to-date local alerts, forecasts, and statements from the National Weather Service:

http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/de.php?x=1

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/phi/

http://www.weather.gov/view/validProds.php?prod=HLS&node=KPHI

 

Closings and Cancellations:

http://schoolclosings.delaware.gov/

http://www.delawarepersonnel.com/closings/advisory.asp

 

Red Cross
Hurricane Safety Checklist: http://www.redcross.org
http://www.redcrossdelmarva.org/ or (800) 777-6620, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Find a Red Cross Shelter: http://app.redcross.org/nss-app/ or http://1.usa.gov/qjavib

**Please note, not all shelters accept pets**

 

Other Federal Resources
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

Delaware

Delaware Emergency Management Agency:  http://dema.delaware.gov (302-659-DEMA or 1-877-729-3362-in Delaware only)

PrepareDE.org-Hurricanes: http://www.preparede.org/home/hurricane

DelDOT: http://www.deldot.gov/public.ejs?command=PublicNewsDisplay&id=4077 and http://www.deldot.gov/information/projects/tmt/evac_map.shtml

Live Traffic Information: http://www.deldot.gov/information/travel_advisory/

Emergency Notification System for Delaware Residents: https://alertregistration.com

 

New Castle County
Hurricanes and Floods-Emergency Management: http://www.nccde.org/QuickLinks.aspx?CID=27 (302-395-2700)

New Castle Co. Evacuation Zones: http://dema.delaware.gov/Docs/New_Castle_County_Evacuation_Maps.pdf

City of Wilmington Emergency Management http://www.ci.wilmington.de.us/government/readywilmington (302-576-3914)

Evacuation Routes: http://www.deldot.gov/information/projects/tmt/pdfs/hurricane_evacuation/ncc/NCC_EvacNewCastleCounty_Update_20081110.pdf

 

Kent County
Emergency Management: http://www.co.kent.de.us/public-safety/emergency-management.aspx (302-735-3465)

Evacuation Zones: http://dema.delaware.gov/Docs/Kent%20County%20Evacuation%20Zones.jpg

Evacuation Routes: http://www.deldot.gov/information/projects/tmt/pdfs/hurricane_evacuation/kent/KentRegional_Update_20081110.pdf 

 

Sussex County
Hurricane/Flood Safety: http://www.sussexcountyde.gov/services/storm/index.cfm?resource=hurricanes (302)-855-7801)

Evacuation Routes: http://www.sussexcountyde.gov/services/storm/hurricane_docs/evac_roads_MAP

http://www.deldot.gov/information/projects/tmt/pdfs/hurricane_evacuation/8_sussex_county_regional_evacuation_map.pdf

 

SEPTA

http://www.septa.org/

 

Twitter:
Federal Emergency Management Agency: @FEMA
Delaware Emergency Management Agency: @delawareEMA

National Hurricane Center: @NHC_Atlantic
Sussex County Emergency Management: @sussexctyde_eoc