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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: April 7, 2014
DHSS-4-2014





PROTECT YOUR FAMILY IN AN EMERGENCY NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK (April 7-13, 2014) FOR DAY TWO: APRIL 8


DOVER, DE (April 8, 2014) - By being prepared for emergencies, Delawareans can reduce the impact of floods, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, and flu outbreaks on their families. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) asks every household to create and maintain an emergency preparedness kit.

Sharing preparedness tips and resources in communities supports one of the goals of National Public Health Week (April 7-13). "When families are prepared, they are less likely to panic," said Dr. Karyl T. Rattay, DPH director. "Calmly facing and preparing for emergencies allows for sheltering in place or evacuating."

For families and communities to best withstand natural or man-made emergencies, follow these recommendations:

For more helpful tips, visit the National Public Health Week website:www.nphw.org.



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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