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April 28, 2021

Plan ahead, have an emergency supply kit when disaster strikes

The time disaster meets you at your front door is not the time to find out you don’t have adequate supplies to make it through the disaster. Start building your emergency disaster plan and survival supplies kit now.

Sept. 16, 2020

Disaster preparedness, one step at a time

Virginia has seen its share of disaster events this year. From heavy snow to damaging winds, to flooding and tornadoes, residents continue to prove their resilience in the face of adverse events.

Sept. 11, 2020

Be prepared, build an emergency kit

September is National Preparedness Month. Are you prepared for an emergency?

Aug. 17, 2020

Equipment from DLA Disposition Services helps keep south Florida community prepared for hurricanes

While the East Coast cleans up from Hurricane Isaias, Florida first responders are already preparing for the next hurricane or other emergency that may arise, thanks in part to gear received from the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services.

Sept. 25, 2019

Disaster response: Emergency management chief shares experience, advice

The chief of security and emergency management for Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, also serves on Pennsylvania Task Force One, one of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 28 urban search and rescue teams.

Sept. 17, 2019

16 years later: DLA Distribution forklift mechanic remembers Hurricane Isabel 

Ben Stoline, a forklift mechanic for DLA Distribution Norfolk, Virginia, remembers Hurricane Isabel’s blow to his home and community 16 years later.

April 29, 2019

PrepareAthon! encourages Americans to plan before disaster strikes

America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide campaign held April 30 to increase community emergency preparedness through hazard-specific group discussions, drills and exercises.

Sept. 13, 2018

Northern Command Provides Response Support for Hurricane Florence

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — In support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Northern Command is leaning forward and actively posturing Defense Department forces in preparation for Hurricane Florence.

Sept. 12, 2018

Guard Soldiers and Airmen gearing up for Hurricane Florence

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared states of emergency Monday as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. Additionally, the mayor of Washington, D.C., declared a state of emergency due to anticipated torrential rainfall.

Sept. 23, 2015

DLA Energy Americas prepares for natural disasters

DLA Energy Americas employees frequently deal with hurricanes and tropical storms in their area of operation. With the Atlantic hurricane season beginning in June every year, it is their policy to fill DFSPs along the East Coast and Gulf Coast to the maximum extent possible.