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DCFS prepares year round for hurricane season and other unforeseeable emergencies. Our Emergency Preparedness (EP) planning is based on 4 strategic goals.
Goal 1: Develop and maintain a good working relationship with Local, State and Federal stakeholders
Goal 2: In coordination with GOHSEP, the Red Cross and Local Directors, continue to identify potential locations and resources in order to reach in-state shelter independence for citizens that will need government sponsored assistance to evacuate the coastline of the state.
Goal 3: Improve/ Maintain Staff Readiness in Emergency Support Function 6 Responsibilities.
Goal 4: Sustain/Improve Logistic Readiness.
Recovery Support Function 3 – Health and Social Services
DCFS stresses the importance of individual and family preparations for an emergency. The links below are a treasure trove of information that will help see you and your family through any disaster, from creating an emergency kit with food, water and other necessities to preparing a personal evacuation plan and readying your home.