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HURRICANE INFORMATION

Current Hurricane Condition (HURCON): 2020 Atlantic hurricane season 1 June - 30 November

WEATHER UPDATE:We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when available. Please take all necessary precautions.

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Local resources: https://alpha.delaware.gov/guides/safety-and-emergencies/

HURRICANE CONDITIONS

HURCON 5: Destructive winds are possible within 96 hours. 

HURCON 4: Destructive winds are possible within 72 hours. 

HURCON 3: Destructive winds are possible within 48 hours. 

HURCON 2: Destructive winds anticipated within 24 hours. 

HURCON 1: Destructive winds anticipated within 12 hours. 

HURCON 1C: Caution: Winds of 40-57 mph/35-49 knots sustained are occurring. 

HURCON 1E: Emergency: Winds of 58 mph/50 knots sustained and/or gusts of 69 mph/60 knots or greater are occurring. 

HURCON 1R: Recovery: Destructive winds have subsided and are no longer forecast to occur; survey and work crews are permitted to determine the extent of the damage and to establish safe zones around hazards (e.g. downed power lines, unstable structures). Non-essential personnel are asked to remain indoors. 

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AND LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE WATCH AND WARNING

Watches and Warnings

  Watch Warning
Tropical Storm Sustained winds of 39 - 73 mph are possible within the specified area in the next 48 hours. Sustained winds of 39 - 73 mph are expected within the specified area in the next 36 hours.
Hurricane Sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are expected within the specified area in the next 48 hours.

Sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are expected within the specified area in the next 36 hours.

NOTE: A Warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water and/or waves continue even if winds are less than hurricane force.

 

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