Citizen Corps launched its PrepareDE.org campaign on March 7th, which will run through August. Billboards will be located throughout Delaware in all three counties to announce the Preparedness website. Citizens can go to site to find preparedness materials and information that will help aide them during an emergency or an all hazards disaster. Part two of the campaign to start in June will also add the 911 Special Needs Registry.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Delaware Citizen Corps gave a Disaster Preparedness Presentation to the Seaford Kiwanis Club at their monthly meeting. Twenty Five members attended the presentation held at the Manor House in Seaford. The POC’s for the presentation was Jim Thompson and Mrs Rose Poole, who took the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training with the Dover District AME Churches.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Flooding is a coast to coast threat to Delawareans during all months of the year. Anywhere it rains, it can flood. This week, 26 States are reporting flooding and flash flooding, with flood watches and warnings currently in effect throughout the Eastern and Southern United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Midwestern states are especially susceptible to snow melt and ice jam that cause spring flooding, but states in every region of the country are at risk. Floodsmart.gov defines a flood as a general and temporary condition where two or more acres of normally dry land or two or more properties are inundated by water or mudflow.
The 14th through 18th of March is National Flood Safety Awareness Week. Its purpose is to highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what can be done to safe life and property. “It is important to be prepared for flooding regardless of location, but particularly if situated in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam.”
The following resources are available to promote flooding awareness and preparedness to enhance personnel safety: