State of emergency still in effect in Wilmington

The state of emergency issued by Wilmington Mayor James Baker Friday afternoon remains in effect.


The city says this enables the Mayor to take necessary actions so the city can continue providing emergency services to Wilmington residents.

The evacuation order for residents in southeast Wilmington has been lifted, so residents may return to their homes and businesses. The city says it will provide transportation home for residents in the evacuation zone who were sheltered at William Penn High School.

If the damage is too great and their properties are uninhabitable, they have the option of returning to William Penn High School for shelter. Residents in the southeast evacuation area who need transportation back to the shelter at William Penn should call 302-576-2489 no later than 6 p.m. this evening.

Gov. Jack Markell lifted the state’s Level 2 Driving restriction, a ban on nonessential travel. However, he has imposed a Level 1 Driving Restriction, statewide, that means drivers may go out, but are urged to use extreme caution.


Wilmington’s Emergency Operations Center fielded more than 150 calls for service overnight and this morning for issues such as downed trees and wires, roof damage, vehicles trapped in high water as well as other issues handled by the police and fire departments. There were no major crime or fire incidents reported overnight or this morning.

Delmarva Power is reporting power outages for more than 900 customers in Wilmington this morning.

City of Wilmington government offices will open as scheduled on Monday morning. All employees should report to work as normally scheduled.

The collection of recyclables on Monday east of Interstate 95 will be done as scheduled.

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