Tropical Storm Causes Cancellation Of Weekend Events

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for a stretch of the East Coast, spanning from southern Delaware to North Carolina.

This alert comes in response to the development of a weather system now designated as Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen 4A, currently located off of North Carolina.

The forecast has prompted various cancellations and adjustments to events scheduled in our area.

The Delaware Coastal Clean-up, initially scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). This decision aligns with precautions taken to ensure the well-being of volunteers and the public during the stormy conditions.

The 29th annual Peoples Festival Tribute to Bob Marley in Wilmington. Due to the stormy forecast and potential impact of Tropical Cyclone Sixteen, this festival has been postponed with no makeup date yet announced.

Deaf Fest In Ocean View has decided to cancel the event, saying a new date will be announced later on due to anticipated heavy rain, gusts, and coastal flooding.

HJMC 14th Annual Run for Kid’s Health in Wilmington scheduled for Saturday has been postponed.

Kennett Arts Festival is canceled – After consulting multiple resources to determine the feasibility of holding the Kennett Arts Festival this weekend, it has been decided to cancel the event for the whole weekend according to their website.

The Special Olympics Delaware Truck Convoy, originally planned for Saturday at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, has been canceled as well, with no specified make-up date at this time.

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market scheduled for Saturday has been canceled due to the impending weather conditions. The organizers have taken this precaution to safeguard both vendors and visitors.

Another event affected is the Delaware State Police 100th Anniversary 5-K Run-Walk in Dewey Beach, which has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 29th. The rescheduling allows participants to enjoy the event safely once the storm has passed.

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