West Virginia Emergency Resources
Planning for an emergency disaster situation requires having access to good information and preparation resources. Locally, you should consider resources available in your community–especially those related to planning and local recovery information. During a disaster situation, any planning and recovery preparations you have made can be a benefit–no matter how basic. To get started planning or to increase your awareness and involvement within your community, check out the following resources.
FEMA is a great resource to begin disaster preparation at home. From tips on planning an emergency kit, getting your home ready for severe weather, mobilizing community resources, and recovering from the aftermath of a disaster, the FEMA site has reliable, comprehensive information.
Preparing for a disaster is a detailed affair and one that requires taking into account many variables. From addressing deficiencies in your home to collecting survival essentials for a disaster kit, ready.gov has information on every stage of the preparation process.
The American Red Cross website is a great resource for everything related to disaster planning and recovery. Local community volunteering and donation information can be found here as well. The Red Cross specializes in local relief, so this is a good place to start your disaster planning.
For businesses, disasters can be especially devastating as loss of revenue and compromised jobs within the community are real threats when operations and productions are halted. The West Virginia Department of Commerce provides thorough resources on disaster preparation for businesses.