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:


Delmarva Power

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

Kent County: 302-398-9009

Sussex County: 349-9009


City of Dover



City of Newark



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


Closings and Cancellations:


Red Cross
Hurricane Safety Checklist: or (800) 777-6620, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Find a Red Cross Shelter: or

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


Other Federal Resources
National Hurricane Center:



Delaware Emergency Management Agency: (302-659-DEMA or 1-877-729-3362-in Delaware only)

DelDOT: and

Live Traffic Information:

Emergency Notification System for Delaware Residents:


New Castle County
Hurricanes and Floods-Emergency Management: (302-395-2700)

New Castle Co. Evacuation Zones:

City of Wilmington Emergency Management (302-576-3914)

Evacuation Routes:


Kent County
Emergency Management: (302-735-3465)

Evacuation Zones:

Evacuation Routes: 


Sussex County
Hurricane/Flood Safety: (302)-855-7801)

Evacuation Routes:




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

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