Founded in 2006, DDAT has dedicated itself to its mission to “coordinate emergency preparedness planning, awareness, and disaster mitigation among the agencies, institutions, and repositories that create and manage the cultural heritage of Delaware.”
This website contains information about the organization, a member directory, information on becoming a member, an event calendar, photos of past DDAT events, and selected resources.
On Monday, June 13, Pat Young & Sharon Fickeissen traveled to the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover to paint DDAT’s newly acquired Supply Pod. The Pod is a decommissioned Connex container used by the military as a storage container in Iraq. The pod is currently waiting to be moved to its final location on the tarmac, at which time we will finish the paint job, complete with the DDAT logo. Then we fill it and its contents will become accessible to our member organizations to support their disaster responses.
Resource of the Month
Check back each month to learn about a different disaster preparedness and recovery resource!
The free app from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) enables users to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service in real time. Users can choose to receive alerts for up to five counties across the country, allowing users to monitor alerts for loved ones living elsewhere, such as a child away at college or an elderly parent.
The FEMA app provides other information including a customizable emergency checklist, safety reminders, and tips on handling natural disasters. In the event of a natural disaster, the app provides the location of open shelters, advises how to talk to FEMA for assistance, and it even allows users to upload photos of the disaster scene to help emergency responders.
The app is available to Android, Apple, and Blackberry