SouthernWestVirginia Preparedeness partnership


Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as making an emergency supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency.

The following links are good resources to use in order to be better prepared in case of emergency:

Emergency Preparedness Kit -You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Learn what items should be in your families Kit here. 

The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management provides coordination, support and assistance to local emergency managers and first responders to ensure the protection of life and property.

The Red Cross offers a wide selection ofCPR/AED, first aid, lifeguarding, swimming and water safety, caregiving,disaster response and emergency preparedness training.

Other Useful Links

Government Links

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Preparedness Planning for Home Health Care Providers

FirstGov? The Official Web Portalof the US Federal Government

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program Residential Shelter-in-Place

Department of Education Emergency Preparedness Plans for Schools

Department of Health and Human Services Disasters and Emergencies

Disaster Assistance

Disaster Help

Environmental Protection Agency EPA Emergency Preparedness

Federal Citizen Information Center

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FirstGov for Consumers - The official web portal for the U.S. Government en español

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

DHS Threat Alert System Information for Citizens

USA Freedom Corps

Non-Profit Organizations

The Ad Council The country's leading producer of public service advertisements (PSAs) since 1942. Click this link to view all of the Ready Campaign's PSAs.

American Association of Retired Persons

American Medical Association Disaster Preparedness and Medical Response

American Red Cross

Boy Scouts of America

Disaster Relief Library - Preparedness

Girl Scouts of the USA

Go Direct. Avoid financial disruptions during disasters by considering direct deposit of your social security or SSI payment by calling Go Direct toll-free at (800) 333-1795 or sign up at

Home Safety Council

National Fire Protection Association

National Safety Council

Neighborhood Watch Safety Tips

Points of Light & Volunteer Center National Network. Organization Coordinating Unaffiliated Volunteers in Disasters

Greenbrier Valley Citizen Corps