DEMA says Delawareans should prepare for hurricane season

SMYRNA — While tropical storms and hurricanes can occur without regard to the calendar, today marks the official start of the hurricane season. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration released its forecast for 2018 a week ago, predicting a near to above average season, anticipating 10 to 16 named storms, of which one to four […]

Crews work on power outages, downed trees after nor’easter

  DOVER — The latest nor’easter hit power companies hardest this week with crews continuing to work Thursday to restore electricity to hundreds of homes. Winds subsided Wednesday night easing the flood and erosion damage that could have occurred to coastal communities. At around 11 a.m. Thursday, approximately 700 Delaware Electric Cooperative members remained without […]

Snow big deal: Nor’easter blankets Dover

DOVER — The heavy, wet snow that fell on Kent County for most of Wednesday was magnificent to look at as it piled up on the ground and on top of tree branches, but it turned out to be dangerous as well. The National Weather Service said winds that gusted from 30 to 45 mph, […]

Over 5,000 Delawareans lose power during storm

DOVER — After working overnight, power crews continue to work in some parts of Kent County to restore power after Wednesday’s steady snowfall, which brought 3 to 6 inches of snow to central Delaware. Delaware Electric Cooperative said Thursday morning: “Linemen have restored power to 5,000 homes over the past 16 hours. We expect to […]

Woodside has highest snow total in Kent

  DOVER — The Woodside station topped Delaware Environmental Observing System recordings in Kent County for total snowfall Wednesday. The station recorded 6.4 inches Wednesday. From Dover to the north in Delaware, there were more than 5 inches on the ground. Measures throughout the state: Kent County Woodside  – 6.4 West Dover  – 5.4 Dover  – […]

Delaware State News e-edition available during storm

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Dear Readers – Unfortunately, Wednesday’s storm has delayed the start of spring and kept us from printing a Thursday newspaper. However, we have made it available, free of charge, as an electronic edition. No password will be required to access the Thursday edition of the Delaware State News. Additionally, we hope we can make up […]

Delaware snow totals, as of 6:40 p.m. Wednesday

DOVER –  More than two inches of snow fell in Central Delaware Wednesday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., doubling the day’s snow fall totals in the Dover area. According to the Delaware Environmental Observing System, snow totals – as of 6:40 p.m.: Blackbird —5.9 Glasgow — 5.8 Greenville — 5.4 Port Penn — 5.4 White […]

Storm causes some state beach erosion, dune damage

DOVER — DNREC staff spent several morning hours monitoring Delaware’s coastline during Wednesday’s storm and found some ongoing beach erosion with minor dune damage by mid-day. State of Delaware Flood Program Manager Michael Powell was waiting to see the effects of the ocean’s high tide at noon. “The winds and the wave heights have not […]

Level 1 driving warning for Kent, New Castle counties

WILMINGTON — With snowfall intensifying, Gov. John Carney has issued a Level 1 Driving Warning for Kent and New Castle counties. A Level 1 warning means: Any person operating a motor vehicle shall exercise extra caution in the operation of their motor vehicle. Motorists are encouraged not to operate a motor vehicle on the State’s […]

Delaware snow totals, as of 3 p.m. Wednesday

DOVER — As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, northern New Castle County weather stations recorded the most snow in Delaware. About 4.6 inches was recorded in Greenville, according to the Delaware Environmental Observing System. About 3 inches had fallen in Smyrna and 2 inches in Dover. The DEOS recordings: Greenville — 4.6 Glasgow — 4.6 White Clay […]