Web Resources

Delaware Specific Resources
Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH)
  • Public Health Office of Preparedness:"The Public Health Office of Preparedness takes the lead and collaborates with partners and the community to develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive program to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to and recover from public health threats and emergencies."
  • Health Alert Delaware: DHAN is a secure, web-based public health communication system available 24/7/365 for distribution of health alerts. This site allows you to register to receive important health information for medical professionals.

Delaware Emergency Notification System (DENS) is the primary system for public warning and emergency protective action information in the State of Delaware. Municipalities, Counties, and State Agencies utilize the system to inform and warn the public during emergencies that adversely affect the health, safety, and welfare of Delaware citizens.
Need help finding services in Delaware? Call 2-1-1 or visit the Delaware 211 web site: http://www.delaware211.org/

Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)

DelDOT: Evacuation Routes for Each Delaware County


Radio Stations in Delaware

Delaware Citizens Corp
  • Citizens Corp: Delaware State University Council
  • Sussex County
  • Kent County
  • New Castle County

Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) "The EFFAK is a simple tool designed to assist you and your family in maintaining financial stability in the event of an emergency. The EFFAK helps you to identify and
organize key financial records and provides a quick reference file for your most important
financial documents." The EFFAK identifies documents or copies of documents that should be kept in a safe type box-waterproof and fireproof-and taken with you in the event of an emergency.

: A Family Communication Plan

: Keeping Your Family Safe: Disaster Supplies Calendar

Other Resources

Know Your Wireless Emergency Alerts

Alerts received at the right time can help keep you and your family safe during an emergency.
During an approaching natural disaster, the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) will send a signal to your mobile phone, alerting you of an emergency. Your phone will vibrate and make a loud noise to indicate the emergency. WEA look like text messages, but are designed to get your attention and alert you with a unique sound and vibration, both repeated twice.

With WEA, you don’t need to download an application or subscribe to a service. Check with your service provider to find out if WEA are enabled on your device. Mobile users are not charged for receiving WEA and there is no need to subscribe. View the WEA public service announcement.

There are three types of alerts systems that are sent to your phone during an emergency or official public announcement:
  • Extreme weather and other threatening emergencies in your area;
  • AMBER alerts; and
  • Presidential alerts during a national emergency.

In cases of a weather emergency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio All Hazards offers warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Many local jurisdictions also offer emergency alerts. You can find if your town, city, county, or state has an emergency alert system by performing an Internet search. Simply enter “alert” and the name of your area into a web browser.

The National Weather Service offers more information on WEA, including what kinds of weather emergencies prompt a notification. In addition, FEMA developed answers for frequently asked questions on WEA.

Finding Shelter After a Disaster
Emergencies can abruptly change your living and sleeping situation.
You may be in need of temporary living quarters. To find a local shelter near you, text SHELTER and your zip code to 43362 (4FEMA) on your mobile phone.
The American Red Cross and other voluntary, faith-based, and community-based organizations provide inclusive shelters in cases of emergency evacuations.
The shelters are free of charge and provide meals, essential relief supplies, emotional support, and health services like first aid. When planning for possible evacuation, also:
  • Create a pet emergency plan, as many public emergency shelters don't permit pets in their facilities for health and space reasons. However, shelters are required by law to accept service animals.
  • Have an emergency supply kit with essential items for each member of your family with or without disabilities and your pets or service animal that can be ready to go if you need to leave home and seek refuge in a shelter.
  • Plan ahead for transportation that you may need for evacuation. Work with local services, public transportation, or paratransit to identify local or private accessible transportation options.
For information on emergency immediate needs – including shelter – check the Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s website. You can also find more information about emergency preparedness, including evacuation, for people with disabilities.

Disaster Assistance Resource
We are excited to share a new resource that can help survivors navigate the disaster recovery process. DisasterAssistance.gov is a website that is maintained by FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP). DAIP helps survivors by shortening the time required to apply for assistance and reducing the number of forms that need to be completed. Survivors can also upload documents and check the status of their application, all through the website.
DAIP is an e-Government initiative, managed by FEMA with the support of 16 other federal agencies to help simplify the disaster assistance process. DisasterAssistance.gov also provides news, information and resources to help individuals, families and businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. On DisasterAssistance.gov, survivors can:
  • Find more than 70 forms of assistance from 17 federal agencies;
  • Get the latest information on declared disaster such as wildfires, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes;
  • Find information about evacuating; accessing shelter, food, water and medical services; and assistance locating loved ones and pets;
  • Locate local resources in and around the whole community; and
  • Share resources via social media.
Visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov today and check out the information available. Spread the word to your loved ones, and be prepared to know where to find assistance before a disaster happens!

Rx Open: "There is no benefit to a resilient bio-pharmaceutical supply system if those impacted by a disaster cannot locate an open pharmacy to get prescription medicine. To address this challenge and enable patients to be able to locate nearby open pharmacies in a disaster impacted area, Rx Response created Rx Open."

The Red Cross

Vial of Life Program: Print out forms to fill out with medical history, medications, etc. Order the decals to add to your refrigerator and your front door.

World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Resolve to be Ready in 2013: Technology Tip #2 Want to easily create and more importantly, share an Emergency Information Document? Try Ready's new Family Emergency Plan template in Google Docs Click on the tabs at the bottom of the page to access Family Emergency Plan Page 1 andFamily Emergency Plan Page 2.

(Note: if you are unable to access this Google doc, you can also download and print out the Ready Family Emergency Plantemplate. .
      • How To Make a Shareable preparedness plan Using Google Doc. Excited to try out the new Family Emergency Plan template above? Here's a quick how-to.
        • Step 1: Click on the Family Emergency Plan template link.
        • Step 2: You will see three tabs: Data Entry Instructions, Family Emergency Plan Pg 1, and Family Emergency Plan Pg 2. Go through each tab and carefully read and fill out.
        • Step 4: Once you have filled out the information, on the top right of the page, click on the blue Share button. You can share your new emergency plan with your friends and family, and select if they can edit the document or simply view.
More preparedness checklists: http://beprepared.com/education/preparedness-checklist.html

Emergency Car/Office Supply Kits: http://fuelforadventure.com/survival-first-aid/

FoodSafety.gov: Food Safety in an Emergency: http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/emergency/index.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Emergency Preparedness and You:http://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/


Medical Reserve Corps (MRC): was founded after President Bush�s 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country. It is a partner program with Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The Weather Channel

National Weather Service: Philadelphia/Mt. Holly

30 Tips for Emergency Preparednessfrom Homeland Security.

National Safety Council

National Fire Protection Association Safety Information

SPCA: Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Household and Personal Property Inventory

Know Your Stuff: Home Inventory: also an app for the iPhone and Android.

In Case of a Disaster: Home Inventory or Information You Need to Take the Time to Complete but We Hope You Never Need to Use.

Keep it With You: Personal Medical Information Form

Education: EDEN: Extension Disaster Education Network: Reducing the impact of disasters through education: http://eden.lsu.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Information on Flooding