How federal government shutdown affects Del.
By Peter MacArthur

Updated Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 8:01am

Delaware, like other states, will be affected in a number of ways by a federal government shutdown.

Federal employees considered non-essential will be furloughed.

Some federal agencies will go on hiatus, but others will remain open for business as usual.

You'll still get your mail. Some food safety inspection won't happen. There would still be federal emergency response, if needed, but "non-disaster" grants, like state and local preparedness programs — would not operate.

Dover Air Force Base personnel have been told about the effect on their operations in a recent memo. Base leadership says that while military personnel would continue in a normal duty status, a large number of civilian employees would be temporarily furloughed

Copyright © Sep 17, 2014, WDEL/Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

WDEL News Tools:
Printer friendly version
Back to homepage

 Latest News

 Follow Us

Facebook Twitter
RSS Mobile
Email Updates

Copyright © 2014, Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.   Terms of Use.
WDEL Statement of Equal Employment Opportunity and Outreach