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DHSS Press Release



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

Date: September 16, 2016
DHSS-9-2016





MEDIA ADVISORY:

DEMA AND DPH HELP DELAWAREANS PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES WITH PREPAREDE.ORG WEBSITE


WHAT: The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the Division of Public Health (DPH) will launch the completely re-done and refreshed PrepareDE.org website. The website is now more user-friendly and technologically sophisticated, including the ability to do real-time translation of all content, and contains the latest in emergency preparedness response information.

Delaware is now in hurricane season and this updated resource will help the community prepare for a variety of severe weather and emergency situations
WHO:
  • The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor
  • James Mosley, Secretary, Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Henry Smith, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Social Services
  • A.J. Schall, Director, DEMA
  • Marny D. McLee, Sr., Program Manager, Citizen Corps and CERT, DEMA
WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: DEMA Headquarters, 165 Brick Store Landing Road, Smyrna, DE 19977. The press conference will be held in the Emergency Operations Center/ESF.

Directions: http://www.dema.delaware.gov/locations.shtml
VISUALS: Demonstration of the PrepareDE.org website's new resources in the state Emergency Operations Center, which is the center of Delaware's emergency response.
QUESTIONS: Call DEMA at 302-659-DEMA (3362) or 877-SAY-DEMA (877-729-3362 - Delaware only)

A person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind or speech-disabled can call the DPH phone number above by using TTY services. Dial 7-1-1 or 800-232-5460 to type your conversation to a relay operator, who reads your conversation to a hearing person at DPH. The relay operator types the hearing person's spoken words back to the TTY user. To learn more about TTY availability in Delaware, visit http://delawarerelay.com.

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. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, drink almost no sugary beverages.



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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