How federal government shutdown affects Del.

By Peter MacArthur 11:24am, September 30, 2013 - Updated 8:01am, October 1, 2013
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

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