Excessive heat warning issued, ‘cooling stations’ opened

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning that will remain in effect till 10 p.m. on Sunday. The warning encompasses the entire state and is part of a larger heatwave sweeping across much of the central and eastern U.S. Widespread excessive heat warnings and heat advisories already cover the Eastern two-thirds of […]

Letter to the Editor: Take care of pets in hot weather

As the weather gets warmer, please consider leaving your animals at home. It does not take long for it to get entirely too hot in a car for an animal. One of my customers said it best, “How would you like to be sitting in a car in this heat with the windows only open […]

Commentary: Prepare now for coastal storms and natural hazards

Hurricane season started June 1, and while the statistical peak of hurricane season is Sept. 10, now is the time to prepare. Many homeowners in Delaware become complacent about natural hazards because we are fortunate to experience them infrequently or we believe in one or more common myths. The risk is that we fall into […]

Severe weather forecasts continue as Ohio, Kansas, clean up

DAYTON, Ohio — People from Kansas to Pennsylvania picked up the pieces from a swarm of tornadoes and braced for more twisters Wednesday amid a record-breaking stretch of violent weather. North Texas remained under a tornado watch until the evening, while the National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning along the Oklahoma-Arkansas line as strong […]

Tornadoes rake two Oklahoma cities, killing two

EL RENO, Okla. — A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles away, authorities said Sunday. The first tornado touched down in El Reno, about […]

June marks time to be ready for Atlantic hurricane season

DOWNSTATE — June is the season of commencements, from graduations to wedded bliss. It also marks another beginning, one more ominous: the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Still, just like taking those first steps into a new phase of life, be it as a graduate or as a newlywed, the start of hurricane season […]

Most of Delaware under Flash Flood Watch until Saturday

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – The National Weather Service has expanded its Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland and southern New Jersey, including the following areas, in Delaware: Delaware beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent and New Castle Counties. The Flash Flood Watch is from 2 this afternoon through Saturday morning. The NWS said […]

Some sure signs spring has arrived in Delaware

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Some of the sights, sounds and smells that signal spring has sprung in Delaware: •Daffodils appear around every corner; •The tulip watch begins in Dover and Lewes; •Pear and cherry trees are in full bloom; •Ospreys return to fish the waters of Sussex […]

Update: wind gusts expected to lessen tonight

BOWERS – About 200 power outages remained around 9:45 a.m. Monday as gusting winds affected service throughout Kent and Sussex counties. The Delaware Electric Cooperative expected to be responding to scattered outages throughout the day, spokesman Jeremy Tucker said, and 10 separate locations had issues by mid-morning. The National Weather Service predicted upcoming relief from […]

Storm causes closings; Dagsboro woman dies in Del. 1 crash

DOVER — Though snow fell heavily for several hours in the late morning on Wednesday — mostly in the north part and middle of the state — the winter storm was less severe than expected by most accounts. A 35-year-old Dagsboro woman died after losing control of her vehicle in the snow on Del. 1 […]