WV Bureau of Senior Services

Emergency Preparedness

How many of us know what essential items we need in case of an emergency or natural disaster, and what are the preventive measures we can take? For those things you should do to prepare, visit the website of West Virginia Emergency Management. Important contact numbers and county emergency management information can be found here.  

Additionally, a "Basic Preparedness Guide" is available from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This guide contains preparedness strategies that are common in all disasters.

The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health publishes many excellent brochures relating to emergency preparedness. Particularly helpful is information about influenza and COVID-19.

WV REDI (Responder Emergency Deployment Information) provides a web-based registration and credentialing system for those volunteers.