Gov. John Carney issued, on Sept. 9, a statement on weather conditions and encouraged Delawareans to follow the latest forecasts and emergency preparedness resources online.

"The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is closely monitoring the approach of Hurricane Florence, as well as Hurricane Isaac farther out in the Atlantic. We are communicating and coordinating with Delaware state agencies, local partners, FEMA officials and authorities in surrounding states. Emergency management officials will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on any protective actions that should be taken in response to Hurricane Florence. Delawareans and visitors should be prepared in the event that Delaware feels an impact from the storm. It is still too early to tell what impact Delaware will experience, but it is never too early to plan and ensure you are prepared. Delawareans should visit for tips and monitor your local forecasts,” said Carney.