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Community Preparedness


To best prepare for a disaster, it is important to have a community plan. Whether you are a leader in your community or a community member, you can become involved.

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  Start with the Delaware Citizens Corps

  The Delaware Citizens Corps is a grassroots movement that actively involves communities across Delaware
   in becoming safer, stronger and better prepared. It is an avenue to learn and interact with other members of
   the community regarding emergency preparedness. For more information on how to contact and volunteer
   with the Delaware Citizens Corps, visit the Delaware Citizen Corps website.




Get Resources and Toolkits from the Experts

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and the United States Department of Health and Human Services have developed toolkits to provide community leaders with ready-to-use resources about pandemic influenza so that you may encourage your community to get involved and begin to prepare. For more information, visit: Pandemic Flu - Take the Lead: Working Together to Prepare Now

For additional guidance on how to help simplify planning for your community, visit: Personal & Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Handbook.



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