Many think that responding to and recovering from an emergency is someone else’s responsibility; generally the government, whether at the federal, state, or local level. Certainly, these entities have a part to play; but as the following quote stresses, emergency preparedness at the community level requires the support and participation of everyone.
“The responsibility for responding to incidents, both natural and manmade, begins at the local level - with individuals and public officials in the county, city or town affected by the incident.”
National Response Framework
No one knows southern West Virginia and its unique threats and hazards better than those who live and work here. Therefore, it is imperative that we become better informed of these situations and prepare accordingly.
Information is provided for a number of different categories under the “Be Prepared” heading. This material can assist you to make more informed decisions and plans for whatever event might impact you, your family, business, or organization in the future.