Wilmington City Council Newsletter September 4, 2021

Hurricane Ida Resources Updates

Mayor Purzycki, in partnership with the Governor’s office and the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), issued updated information last night for residents and businesses affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Wilmington residents in need of assistance or help with social services this weekend can call the Social Services Call Center at 302-571-4900. The call center will be open this Saturday-Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the holiday weekend. Services available through the Call Center include:
•          emergency shelter,
•          food replacement,
•          food benefit replacement, and
•          referrals for furniture, clothing, or emergency needs.

Residents should continue to call 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Emergency Management Director Willie J. Patrick, Jr. spent several hours today surveying affected City neighborhoods. Some 200 people have been rescued by the Wilmington Fire Department and partner agencies since the storm passed. Department of Public Works personnel spent the day clearing mud, muck, and debris from City streets, some of which remain flooded.

Emergency Shelter Now Available

Mayor Purzycki also announced last night that the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center (WHACC) Emergency Shelter, at 501 North Madison Street, will reopen at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021, to assist those individuals who have not been able to arrange temporary housing. The WHACC was originally set up as an emergency shelter on Thursday afternoon, but had closed by 11pm.

New Disaster Reception Center

Last night the Governor’s Office announced that a Disaster Reception Center for Hurricane Ida Flooding will open on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Warehouse, located at 1121 Thatcher Street in Wilmington, Delaware. Representatives will be on site from agencies that can provide recovery resources for those impacted by the recent flooding event. If possible, residents should bring:
•          a valid government issued form of identification
•          proof of residency
•          insurance documents
•          proof of income
Currently, Delaware residents displaced by Hurricane Ida may search for available housing and disaster recovery related resources using www.DelawareHousingSearch.org, or by calling toll-free 1-877-428-8844.

Wilmington Hispanic Festival & Parade

The Hispanic Festival and Parade of Wilmington Delaware has been in existence since 1976, and Nuestras Raices Delaware (Our Roots Delaware) is bringing this historic celebration back on Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 1pm to 7pm at 1200 West 4th Street in Wilmington, Delaware. The parade will feature members from Wilmington City Council and will occur from 1pm to 3pm, with the festival taking place right after the parade from 3pm to 7pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Nuestras Raices Delaware (NRD) is a non-profit organization brought to you by dedicated volunteers in the community. The Wilmington Hispanic Festival and Parade opens the celebration to Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15- Oct 15) bringing more than 3,000 community members and leaders together from the Tri-State/Mid-Atlantic area to celebrate the rich culture, food, music, history, and growth – all while educating the community and bringing community businesses, partners and people of diverse backgrounds together.

City Offices Closed for Labor Day

Our Council offices and City Government Offices, will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021, in observance of Labor Day. As we celebrate the yearly holiday that honors the contributions workers have made to the strengthen our country, please remember that as we celebrate Labor Day, all aerial fireworks are illegal without a permit on file with the Fire Marshall’s office and the use of legal consumer fireworks is only authorized for residents 18 years or older on 4th of July, New Year’s Day, and 30 Days prior to and including these dates. That means, legal consumer fireworks are not permitted during Labor Day weekend.
Media Contact: 
Yesenia Taveras, Director of Communications
302-576-2585 | ytaveras@wilmingtonde.gov
City Council Website: www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com


You are now exiting the Wilmington City Council website

The content featured and shared on this website may contain perspectives that do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions and/or endorsements of City Council as a whole, or the City of Wilmington. City Council and the City of Wilmington are not responsible for the content of external sites.

Click Here to Continue

    Subscribe to our newsletter

    Want to be notified when our article is published? Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.

    Don't worry! You will not be spammed.