the storm season progresses, we are all taking increased notice of the risk of
major storms and the impact such a storm could have on Delaware.
City of Milford stands ready and prepared to respond to storms thanks to our
collaboration with the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, the Kent
County Division of Emergency Management, the Delaware Emergency Management
Agency (DEMA) and the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC).
Throughout this season, we have received regular weather alerts and reports
monitoring storms in the Atlantic. In addition, City departments
work well together and with the Carlisle Fire Company when emergencies occur.
And, we prepare together as we did through joint FEMA-sponsored training in
have conducted maintenance and improvements to maximize our electric utility’s
reliability. Preventative steps like prudent tree trimming help the City avoid
outages due to downed limbs on electric lines. Conductor, pole, and line
upgrades help further maintain reliable and efficient service to customers. The
City also participates in testing systems and substations along with regular
inspections of the grid and related equipment to ensure the system is ready to
weather the storm. The Public Works Department regularly checks and
monitors our storm water system and the sanitary sewer system to ensure these
systems are ready for stormy weather.
is important that residents also do their part to be prepared for an emergency
you are not registered with our emergency notification system, Code RED, please
do so now: http://cityofmilford.com/292/CodeRED
(If you are registered, it is a good idea to log in to make sure your telephone
numbers are current.) The City of Milford and State of Delaware use Code
RED to notify residents of emergencies.
are other links for that have helpful information to prepare for an emergency: