QOTD: Are you prepared?

Here is the Question of the Day? With Hurricane Sally lashing the Gulf Coast, worries about natural disasters moves to front of mind. Are you prepared for a hurricane should one hit this area? What special precautions do you take in preparation?

Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding along the Gulf Coast

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it crept inland for what could be a long, slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South. Moving at an agonizing […]

Hurricane Sally threatens Gulf Coast with a slow drenching

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Sally, one of four storms churning simultaneously in the Atlantic, closed in on the Gulf Coast on Monday with rapidly strengthening winds of at least 100 mph (161 kph) and the potential for up to 2 feet (0.6 meters) of rain that could bring severe flooding. The storm was on […]

Heavy downpours evacuate Harrington residents, knock out Milford power

HARRINGTON — Intense rain and ensuing flooding brought the evacuation of 12 residents at an apartment complex, along with a resident found in cardiac arrest late Thursday night. According to Harrington Fire Co. Deputy Chief Kenny Brode, the woman in distress was transported from the Heritage Manor Apartments to Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus, in Milford […]

Laura blasts Gulf Coast with wind, rain and wall of seawater

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast with ferocious wind and torrential rain Thursday and unleashed a wall of seawater that could push 40 miles inland as the Category 4 storm roared ashore in Louisiana near the Texas border. At least one person was killed. Laura arrived as one of the strongest […]

Laura now forecast to be a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Laura rapidly gained strength Wednesday, raising fears that it could come ashore as a catastrophic Category 4 storm with an “unsurvivable” 20-foot storm surge that could sink entire communities in Texas and Louisiana. Authorities implored coastal residents to flee before it’s too late. Laura grew nearly 70% in power in […]

Evacuations ordered as Hurricane Laura aims at U.S. coast

NEW ORLEANS — Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate the Texas and Louisiana coasts Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam into land as a major storm with ferocious winds and deadly flooding. More than 385,000 residents were told to flee the Texas cities of Beaumont, Galveston and Port […]

Delaware creates Resilience Fund for storm victims

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Thursday signed Executive Order No. 44, creating the Delaware Resilience Fund Program to assist Delaware families and communities devastated by tornadoes and other severe weather this month. “Many Delaware families saw their homes and communities devastated by back-to-back storms this month,” said Gov. Carney. “I’ve seen that devastation firsthand […]

Team Rubicon arrives to help Dover clean up from storm

DOVER — The loud buzzing of chain saws on Manor Drive near Moore’s Lake this morning signaled that Team Rubicon, a nonprofit, veteran-led disaster response organization, had arrived in Dover to help clean up following the destruction left by Tropical Storm Isaias last week. The scene around Moore’s Lake was surreal, with large trees ripped […]

Kent County Levy Court allocates up to $150K for storm cleanup efforts

DOVER — While its use was to be determined, Kent County Levy Court commissioners approved allocating up to $150,000 to support recovery efforts from the destructive effects of Tropical Storm Isaias last week. The funding, resulting from an emergency meeting on Monday night, will support the efforts of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization set to […]

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