Emergency Preparedness

WILMAPCO would like to help you prepare for an emergency that would require you to evacuate your home.  This information has been gathered from various sites.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please forward them to WILMAPCO.

How To Plan

There are several sites that provide up-to-date information in times of crisis.

FEMA: In Depth Guide to Preparedness
FEMA: Disaster Supplies Checklist
FEMA: Preparing Your Home for Hazards

American Red Cross: Basic Preparedness
American Red Cross: Preparedness for Seniors
Preparedness for the Disabled
Independent Living Resource Center: Preparedness for the Disabled Checklist
Dept. of Homeland Security: 30 Tips for Emergency Preparedness

The City of Wilmington has a handbook designed to help you prepare and survey an emergency.    

Make sure you have a plan.  Energizer has a checklist for your family.

The Next of Kin Registry (NOKR) provides a free proactive service to store your emergency contacts, next of kin and vital medical information that would be critical to emergency response agencies.

What to Pack

Here’s a checklist of what you’ll need to bring if you are trapped in your home or need to leave temporarily. It’s an emergency booklet designed by the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services.

Click here for pet evacuation information.

Work Plans

Make an emergency plan at your worksite

http://www.ready.gov/business/index.html
http://www.prepare.org/basic/basicwork.htm
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/evacuation/evaluate.html
http://nonprofitrisk.org/tools/workplace-safety/nonprofit/c4/911.htm

Where to Go

State and local agencies are working together to develop evacuation plans for a variety of emergencies.

Delaware’s Emergency Evacuation and Event Management Plans
US Army Corps of Engineers: Delmarva Hurricane Evacuation Study
University of Delaware Disaster Research Center

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