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Delaware updates emergency preparedness website

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screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-2-40-14-pmGov. Jack Markell helped unveil the completely re-done and refreshed PrepareDE.org website. The website is designed to be “one-stop shopping” to help residents prepare for emergencies and know what to do when an emergency occurs.

“A prepared state is a safer state.  Delawareans need access to information about different kinds of emergencies as well as how to prepare for and respond to those situations in the safest way,” said Gov. Markell from Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) headquarters.  “We should plan for the worst, and hope for the best. This is important year-round, but especially now, as we are in hurricane season and the cold weather will soon arrive.”

DEMA, the Delaware Citizens Corps, and the Division of Public Health (DPH)’s Preparedness Section updated the PrepareDE.org website to share preparedness messages and information, especially during disasters.  The redesigned website features easy-to-read content, a search feature, and extensive information about how to help Delaware’s most vulnerable: children, seniors, and individuals with access and functional needs.  There is even information about preparedness for pets.

PrepareDE.org provides information about preparing for different types of disasters, such as damaging storms, flooding, severe heat or cold events, chemical leaks, and terrorist attacks.  The website also shares preparedness tools and information about emergency alerts and how to stay informed during times of disasters.  There are also instructions on how to prepare a household disaster plan and an emergency supply kit.

A new feature is its ability to do real-time translation of all content into nine languages:  Chinese (simplified and traditional), French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, and Spanish.  The Delaware Citizens Corps has posted YouTube preparedness videos.

To access the PrepareDE.org website, visit this link:  http://www.preparede.org/.

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