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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jay Lynch, Communications Director
(302) 540-4979, Pager
Email: jay.lynch@state.de.us

Date: August 26, 2011
DHSS-66-2011





ASSIGN A FAMILY CONTACT AND ASSEMBLE ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS BEFORE HURRICANE HITS


With Hurricane Irene expected to cause major flooding and wind damage in Delaware's three counties, it is important to designate a family contact and assemble essential documents that may be required in the storm's aftermath.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

Ask several relatives or friends who live outside your immediate area (approximately 100 miles away) to act as a clearinghouse for information about you and your family after a quake. It is often easier to place an out-of-state long distance call from a disaster area, than to call within the area. Do not depend solely on cell phones. All family members should know to call the contact person to report their location and condition. Once contact is made, have the contact person relay messages to your other friends and relatives outside the disaster area. This will help to reduce calling into and out of the affected area once the phones are working.

EMERGENCY DOCUMENTS

The following list includes important information typically needed after a disaster:



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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