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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 …

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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 …