Emergency Preparedness

Emergency responders recommend that individual households take preparedness measures to ensure that households can be self-sufficient and care of the needs of their families for at least 3 days without support from emergency service personnel. Are you prepared? Do you have supplies of food and water and a family communication plan? Do you understand your risk?

There are a number of factors that make mobile homes and parks especially vulnerable to disasters. These factors include the location of parks and the siting of homes as well as lack of secure foundations and secured fuel tanks. Mobile homes especially those in parks are exposed to a higher degree of flood risk: Almost 12% of mobile homes in parks are located in flood hazard areas compared to 6% of mobile homes on privately owned land or 4% of single family homes.

Tropical Storm Irene demonstrated the risk of mobile homes to flooding. Mobile homes comprise about 7% of Vermont’s housing stock; however, 15% of the homes damaged in Tropical Storm Irene, were mobile homes. Homes in about 17 Vermont parks were affected.

Resources for Emergency Planners      

Resources for Residents

Information about our partnership with the University of Vermont

Coming soon:

  • Emergency Preparedness Guidebooks
  • Emergency Planning Templates
  • Tropical Storm Irene News Archive

Please call us at (802) 660-3455 x204 if you would like draft versions of any of these resources.

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