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Town of Fenwick Island

A Message From The Mayor

Welcome to the Town of Fenwick Island, Delaware. Incorporated in 1953, Fenwick Island is a quiet beach town with vibrant neighborhood businesses and seaside homes in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Little Assawoman Bay. The town provides public parks for recreation and maintains a one-mile beach guarded by the Fenwick Island Beach Patrol.  The […]




Tropical Storm Isaias

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to impact our area tomorrow, August 4, 2020. 1-3″ of heavy rain could lead to flash flooding.  Winds in excess of 40 mph are expected. Strongest winds will be closest to the coast with gusts of 50 to 60 mph possible. Tree damage and power outages are possible.   Now is the […]




Business Enforcement of COVID-19 Protocols

From the Delaware Division of Public Health: Summary of Enforcement: Over 1,000 complaints in July Over 300 on-site compliance checks Increased presence in August Revisions to Executive Order may be coming for improved accountability Compliance Checks: Face covering violations (staff or customers) Social distancing requirements No reservation or system to manage incoming guests Capacity PPE/hand […]




Heat Advisory: 7/28/2020

A Heat Advisory is in effect today, with maximum heat index values above 100 degrees will be possible within the advisory. Additionally there is a marginal risk of severe storms for our area this afternoon. Maximum heat index values will be above 100 degrees Fahrenheit by early to mid-afternoon.  These heat index values can cause […]




Beach Access Assistance

The beach access assistance has been temporarily postponed.  Everyone will be alerted once it is in back in service.




Heat Advisory: 7/22/2020

A heat advisory is in effect today.  Hot temperatures and high humidity will result in heat index values of 100-105. Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon through evening.  There is the potential for torrential rainfall and damaging winds with these storms.




St. Matthew’s By-The-Sea Gospel Concert: 8/2/2020

St. Matthew’s By-The-Sea United Methodist Church will present the internationally-known gospel trio The Hyssongs on Sunday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Dell, Susan and Richard Hyssong have been performing as a family for the past 23 years.  Their inspirational Southern Gospel sound has brought them many accolades including the Singing News Fan Award for Favorite […]




Excessive Heat Warning: 7/20/2020

Dangerous heat is expected through Tuesday, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90’s. Overnight lows in the mid to upper 70’s will offer little relief to the heat. Heat index values of 110 expected today and 100 expected tomorrow, with the warmest part of each day being from 2-6 p.m. Reschedule outdoor activities […]




Sussex County Census Day: July 13, 2020

Delaware’s average response rate for the 2020 US Census is currently only 59.7%!   This is Delaware Census Week, with today being Sussex County Census Day. Now more than ever, our community needs to step up and get counted to shape a healthy future for our families.   Fill out your Census Today! It’s quick and confidential. […]




Windfarm Project at Fenwick Island State Park

The Mayor and Council are pleased with the decision from Ørsted not to proceed with on shoring their electric transmission lines at Fenwick Island State Park.  Council has expressed concerns regarding the location of the substation in an environmentally sensitive area since Ørsted revealed their plans in Fall 2019. Fenwick Island Mayor Gene Langan along […]




Coastal Storm: Thursday & Friday (7/9-7/10)

A coastal storm is expected to impact our area starting this evening and continuing through the day tomorrow. Rainfall totals of 1″-3″ are expected as low tracks up the coast.  Minor flooding is possible for low lying and poor drainage areas. Winds will increase Thursday evening into Friday as the storm tracks along the coast.  […]