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/
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.
Watches and Warnings
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.
NOAA Extreme Weather Information
NOAA National Hurricane Center
Emergency Notification Signals
Additional Preparedness Resources