SMYRNA, DE: The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) proudly highlights the work of the Delaware Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (DEVOAD) over the past year. For their dedication to providing help to Delawareans in need, DEVOAD members Martin Brett and Ellen Udovich were honored with the 2021 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award during a virtual ceremony […]
Smyrna – Are you prepared for an emergency or disaster? Disasters can strike suddenly, anytime and anywhere, and first responders may not be able to reach you right away. If you were unable to attend the Community Preparedness Workshop in Georgetown, a second workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Modern […]
The Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and the Delaware Division of Libraries are sponsoring an all-day summit “Disaster Recovery for Delaware” on Tuesday, February 28.
Winter weather can bring high winds, snow, ice, and extremely cold temperatures. Responding to those and other potential hazards — such as power outages, fires, floods, and disease outbreaks — is less stressful when emergency plans are in place. This is particularly true for adults and children with disabilities, seniors, and those with temporary or chronic health conditions, language barriers or any other issue that might make mobility difficult in an emergency. That’s why the Division of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging use of the Office of Preparedness’ “Preparedness Buddy Brochure.”