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Projects & Reports > Delaware Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards

Last update: December 1, 2012

This handbook was created to help citizens prepare for natural hazards so that risks to family and property may be reduced. A key priority is to increase the resiliency of coastal communities to natural hazards. One major component of strong communities is enhancing individual resilience and recognizing that adjustments to day-to-day living are necessary. This book is designed to promote individual resilience, thereby creating a fortified community.

While it is never possible to eliminate all damage from a natural disaster, a homeowner can take action and implement many small and cost-effective steps that could significantly lower their risk. Mother Nature can be intense. Families and homes deserve the protection that only a homeowner can provide.

Resource Contact(s)

Delaware Sea Grant Contact Information

Phone: 302-831-8083

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Contact Information

Phone: 302-739-9902