RD275 - Annual Report on the Commonwealth’s Emergency Shelter Capabilities and Readiness - October 2015

Executive Summary:
VDEM is submitting this report in satisfaction of Item 393 (B) of the 2014 Appropriations Act for the year 2015. VDEM has hired a new state sheltering coordinator. The sheltering coordinator is in the process of developing a statewide sheltering strategy. A plan is in place to conduct stakeholder meetings to continue the review and evaluation of the Commonwealth’s sheltering capabilities and readiness. VDEM is continuing to work with partners to enhance sheltering preparedness and capabilities across the Commonwealth. Progress is being made on each of the sheltering recommendations from the 2014 “In-Season Review of Hurricane Preparedness for Hampton Roads.”