Delaware Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized [April 2, 2004] [open pdf - 29KB]
"Title 20 of the Delaware code addresses emergency management issues. The governor and the director of the Emergency Management Agency are the key entities with responsibility during an emergency. Financial aid is given primarily with federal funds along with state emergency accounts. The 'Emergency Interim Executive Succession Act' provides for the succession of powers in emergencies. Delaware statutes include both an Interstate Civil Defense and Disaster Compact and the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. Congressional readers may wish to conduct further searches for related provisions using the Internet link presented in the last section of this report. The National Conference of State Legislatures provided primary research assistance in the development of these profiles under contract to the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Summary information on all of the profiles is presented in CRS Report RL32287. This report will be updated as developments warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21802