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Delaware Emergency Management Agency

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Emergencies & Preparedness

Emergencies can happen at any time. Knowing what to expect and being prepared in advance can save your life. This website will help prepare you and your family for disasters.

Acts of Terrorism

See something. Say something.

Every person plays a vital role in keeping our nation safe against terror attacks, and other mass casualty incidents like active shooter events, by remaining vigilant to suspicious behaviors.

Health Pandemic Emergencies

A health pandemic is a global outbreak of a new virus. Pandemics happen when new (novel) viruses emerge which are able to infect people easily and spread from person to person in an efficient and sustained way.

Industrial/ Technological Emergencies

Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials are substances that if released or misused can pose a threat to the environment or public health.

Nuclear/Radioactive Emergencies
A nuclear power plant accident, nuclear explosion or a dirty bomb are examples of radiation emergencies.

Natural Disasters

Natural disasters include all types of severe weather, which have the potential to pose a significant threat to human health and safety, property, critical infrastructure, and homeland security.

Natural disasters occur both seasonally and without warning. Examples include: winter storms, floods, tornados, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, or any combination thereof.

Power Outages

Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time.

Power outages can occur due to rolling blackouts, extreme weather conditions, or can accompany other disasters such as earthquakes. Blackouts can happen anywhere and to anyone.

The content on this page is in the public domain. It is from, CDC and American Red Cross websites.