Emergency Preparedness

Welcome to the Town of Bethany Beach’s Emergency Preparedness Website. The Town of Bethany Beach is committed to Emergency Preparedness. Planning and preparation is the key to survival. This website has been designed to help you and your family prepare for a disaster-related emergency.

Are You Prepared?


Bethany Beach is exposed to a variety of hazards, both natural and man-made. Hurricanes, severe coastal storms, flooding, fires, power outages, chemical spills, and even acts of terrorism are just some of the potential emergencies that we may encounter.

Disasters can strike quickly and often without warning. Families can be forced to be confined to or evacuated from their homes. It may be several hours or even days before utilities and vital services are restored.

Imagine that you have no electricity, no gas, no water, no telephone service, businesses are closed, and you may also be without emergency services. What will you do until help arrives? Are you prepared for a disaster?