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Biden authorizes federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Ida damage

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Rescue workers in the flooded streets of Wilmington after Ida. President Joe Biden has issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Delaware authorizing federal assistance in areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Gov. John Carney requested the declaration on Sept. 17 citing historic damage in New Castle County and difficulties responding in the wake of the pandemic.  Biden issued …

Flood damage causes Alapocas Run walking bridge to close indefinitely

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Bancroft Pedestrian Bridge in Alapocas Run State Park will remain closed for an unknown period of time due to structural damage. Photo by DNREC.   The Bancroft Bridge in Alapocas Run State Park sustained such extensive damage from flooding as the last of Hurricane Ida that it will be closed until it is substantially repaired or possibly replaced. The Delaware Department …

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Wilmington offers plumbing, electrical help for residents with flood damage

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Wilmington residents still coping with flood damage have a variety of ways to get help.   The city of Wilmington is offering plumbing and electrical help to residents dealing with the aftermath of the Sept. 2 flooding. Specifically, the city will provide funding to homeowners for certain essential services, including: Plumbing/mechanical work for the restoration of gas service Electrical inspections …

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Hagley reopens after flooding with limited access, reduced prices

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Hagley visitors can tour the Eleutherian Mills home, garden and barn.     Hagley Museum and Library has reopened with limited access for visitors following historic flooding from Ida. A press release announcing the opening did not detail the extent of the damage, but said damage assessment continues. The site of du Pont’s original gunpowder mills, Hagley sits along the …

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New Castle County, Wilmington hit hardest by Ida rains

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  The city of Wilmington posted this photo of the North Market Street Bridge to social media Thursday. With Kent and Sussex Counties spared the worst effects of Tropical Depression Ida, multiple areas in New Castle County suffered extensive damage and historic flooding. Forecasts in southern Delaware quickly shifted, originally predicting two long, rainy days of thunderstorms with the potential …

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Ida expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain Wednesday, Thursday

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

  Tropical Depression Ida is expected to bring heavy rain and the potential for flash flooding to Delaware throughout Wednesday and Thursday.  The National Weather Service is forecasting 3-4 inches of rain in northern Delaware, 2-3 inches in southern New Castle County, Kent County and parts of Sussex County, and 1.5-2 inches at the beaches and southern Sussex County. As …

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Help after Ida: Delaware power crews to be in Louisiana Wednesday

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

More than 100 Delmarva Power employees and contractors have been sent to Louisiana to help restore power.   More than 100 Delmarva Power employees and contractors have been sent to Louisiana to help restore electricity for customers impacted by Hurricane Ida. “Energy companies from across the country have supported our responses to major storms here, and we are glad to …

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110 animals airlifted from Louisiana to Delaware ahead of Ida

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Brandywine Valley SPCA members help take cats and dogs off an emergency airlift before Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans.   An emergency airlift helped 60 cats and 50 dogs dodge Hurricane Ida by bringing them from Louisiana to Delaware.  The Brandywine Valley SPCA received the shelter animals Saturday before transporting them to their Delaware facilities. The emergency airlift was originally …