Delta Emergency Response Team (ERT)
The mission of the ERT is to:
Increase awareness about emergency preparedness activities
Provide steps for early response and efficient recovery
Provide resource support and guidance for sorority members and communities impacted by natural or man-made disasters and
Provide effective and immediate communication strategies to facilitate and aid in preparedness and response.
NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. The 2021 National Preparedness Month theme is "Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love."
Tip 1: Make a Plan
Plan ahead! Know your immediate actions to an emergency and where necessary resources are located. Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Don’t forget to keep your plan up to date based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the coronavirus! We encourage you to use the links below to start making your plan today!
Tip 2: Build a Kit
Stay prepared! Gather supplies that will last several days after a disaster for everyone in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person (even a pet!) in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control due to the coronavirus. Use the links below to start building you kit today!
Tip 3: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness
Don’t break the bank! Limit the impact disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards. Check your insurance coverage to make sure it is up-to-date. Use the resources below to learn more!
Tip 3: Educate Youth About Disaster Preparedness
Make disaster preparedness fun! Talk to your children about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved. Use engaging, kid friendly resources like the ones linked below!