Emergency Preparedness Information

In the event of a storm or other emergency or disaster, residents and property owners must be prepared. This web page is designed to assist residents, property owners and visitors of the Town of Dewey Beach should such an emergency or disaster occur.

Recognizing the critical need to maintain public safety and the safety of private property, the Town of Dewey Beach may CLOSE or RESTRICT access to specific areas within the corporate limits of the Town of Dewey Beach. In some cases, residents and visitors may be forced to evacuate.

In the event of a State of Emergency, or at any time of emergency or disaster so declared by federal, state or local government and/or public safety officials, specific areas within the corporate limits of the Town of Dewey Beach may be CLOSED to access to residents, property owners and visitors. Such closure will prohibit all vehicles and pedestrians from accessing closed areas.

By the same discretion and order of federal, state and local government and public safety officials, specific areas may be RESTRICTED to access to residents, property owners and visitors.

In any instance where access is CLOSED or RESTRICTED, residents, property owners and visitors must comply with any and all barricades, lines, signs or directions and orders of federal, state and local government and public safety officials. CLOSURES & RESTRICTIONS will be enforced by state and local law enforcement, U.S. military personnel, and/or special law enforcement and security personnel. Failure to comply with any standing closure or restriction will result in arrest. There are no exceptions for residents or property owners.

Members of the NEWS MEDIA that wish to gain access to any RESTRICTED area must first contact the Dewey Beach Police for permission and escort.

Town of Dewey Beach Administrative Offices: 302-227-6363

Dewey Beach Police Administrative Offices: 302-227-1110

Police Non-Emergency: 302-855-2980


Prepare Yourself!

Residents and property owners should take certain steps to prepare for any emergency. Having the following items will assist you in successfully surviving an emergency or disaster:


Related Links

Delaware Emergency Management Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency (Department of Homeland Security)

Sussex County Emergency Operations Center

State of Delaware

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Last Updated 11/13/2008