Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Council’s Corner

We are blessed with many things in our small community. The great weather, the nature that surrounds us and certainly our beach.

But at this time of the year when we roll from summer into the “off season” it always makes me think of the people in our community. This is without a doubt, the biggest asset we have here in Slaughter Beach.

I hear from countless people, and especially new residents and buyers, how the friendly and community oriented people at Slaughter Beach are one of the significant reasons that they purchased here versus elsewhere. That’s quite a statement and one that we should all be tremendously proud of.

With this community spirit in mind and knowing that we are in the heart of hurricane season, and will soon be moving into nor’easter season, I ask each of you to remember not only to button down your own property, but to reach out and ask your neighbors if there are things you can do to assist them. Sometimes this is nothing more than keeping an eye on the part time residents place when they are out of town. Sometimes it’s offering advice as to how to best store mobile and potential (flying or floating) hazards. Sometimes it’s giving a physical hand to your neighbor when they are unable to do so.

I know I am preaching to the choir when I say this to many of you as you are already doing all of the above. Just hoping this small reminder will instill another few people to do what so many of you already do.

If you are wondering where to find great information on flooding, wind, storm preparation and even how to prepare safety for your pets in a significant storm, the below link is from Delaware’s Emergency Management Agency and covers the topic better than we could here.

I wish you all a safe and enjoyable rest of the year and look forward to seeing each of you when next we meet.

All the best

Harry Ward

Mayor, Town of Slaughter Beach