Delaware News

Friday, August 12, 2022

Emergency Dredging Project Underway in the Murderkill River; low water levels affecting rescue efforts from Bowers

Local agencies protect the Murderkill River, but the water isn’t deep enough for the rescue boats to go out at all times of day. Local and state leaders are coming together for a solution. Mayor Ada Puzzo says the Murderkill River hasn’t been dredged in about a decade. She says at low tide the channel is as shallow as a foot and a half deep. A dredge arrived about a week ago so that DNREC could begin an emergency dredging project. The River cuts through Bowers and South Bowers. Despite it's name, local fire rescue boats and the Coast Guard Auxiliary use this channel as an outlet to protect the waterways. Mayor Puzzo calls it the bloodline of the town. "Without this we die," Puzzo says. "It would just kill us not to have this."
WRDE-LD NBC 31 Salisbury

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Family Emergency Preparedness Day Returns to Camden

After a two-year absence, the 16th annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day returns on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brecknock County Park, 80 Old Camden Road, Camden, DE 19934. The rain date is Sunday, September 18. September is “National Preparedness Month,” and attendees can get a wealth of resources and information to enhance their emergency preparedness – all in a fun, family environment. Exhibitors will offer interactive activities, games, promo items, and safety-themed giveaways. Kids can join “Emergency Kit Relay Races” and there will also be prizes in a “Preparedness and Safety Scavenger Hunt.” Many agencies and organizations are currently represented but interested groups can still sign up! Volunteers are also needed to assist with event management and support.
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