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 […]

Dover area to receive help from Team Rubicon for storm cleanup

DOVER — The city of Dover will get much-needed assistance in cleaning up some of the debris and yard waste left in the wake of Tropical Storm Asaias last week. Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization comprised mainly of veterans and first responders, will be coming to Dover at the end of the week to assist […]

Efforts underway to repair storm-damaged William Henry Middle School

DOVER — As Tropical Storm Isaias passed through Delaware — leaving flooding, snapped trees and downed wires in its wake — it also caused significant damage to William Henry Middle School. “It was quite tragic to see. It almost rained inside the building,” said interim assistant superintendent and chief financial officer Adewunmi Kuforiji at a […]

Utility crews work to restore power to area

Efforts to turn the lights on continue. Local and out-of-state crews worked overnight into Wednesday, restoring power to thousands of but not all customers impacted by Tropical Storm Isaias – a fast-moving system that pummeled the region Tuesday with gale-force winds and isolated tornadoes. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Delmarva Power had restored service to […]

UPDATED: Isaias wreaks havoc around Milford’s Haven Lake

Update: The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, in the Evergreen and Meadow Brook area and moved north toward Haven Lake, Milford. The estimated wind speed was 100 mph. The tornado, impacting an area about 400 yards in width, covered about 2.7 miles. MILFORD—Tropical Storm Isaias was […]

Death toll rises, mass power outages after storm destruction

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least eight people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina. Millions of people were without power on Wednesday after felled trees downed power lines. The sound of generators and chainsaws punctuated the […]

Dover school, church condemned after Isaias

DOVER — Tropical Storm Isaias touched many areas throughout the city of Dover with its destructive force Tuesday morning. Perhaps hardest hit were the historic William Henry Middle School on Carver Road and Union Missionary Baptist Church on Lincoln Street. Both buildings have been condemned by the city of Dover fire marshal. There appeared to […]

Isaias turns deadly

DOVER — Tropical Storm Isaias left a woman dead in Milford and a swath of destruction around the state after spawning an outbreak of tornadoes Tuesday morning. Delaware State Police said they found a Milford woman deceased after a tree branch fell on her outside her home in Milford during high winds and tropical storm […]

Dangerous swimming conditions but minor erosion at beaches

REHOBOTH BEACH — High wind speeds Tuesday morning and early afternoon from Tropical Storm Isaias lead to dangerous swimming conditions and numerous beach closures across the state. The Delaware Environmental Observing System for Rehoboth Beach and Indian River Inlet measured up to 40 mph winds before 9 a.m. High winds resulted in a strong rip […]

Early police investigation finds Milford woman killed by falling tree branch

A Milford woman is believed to have died from a falling tree branch outside her home during high winds and tropical storm conditions brought by Isaias, Delaware State Police said Tuesday. At around 11:45 a.m., troopers responded to North Shore Drive for a call of a deceased adult female. No foul play is suspected, according […]