Friday, July 11, 2014

Be Prepared!

Are you prepared?
As rains from hurricane Arthur created flash flooding and some minor tree damage last week, we were reminded that the season for storms is upon us, and there are several things that we can do, individually, and as a community to be ready for them. 

Great Resource
The website is a great resource, explaining the steps you can take to be informed, make a plan, build a kit, and get involved. 

At Home
At home, make sure you have a plan about how to get back in touch with your family, and a kit containing food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.

In Our Community
In our community, when we work together, we can be much safer in the face of disasters. FEMA sponsors a program in Rensselaer County to train and develop Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). This program trains local community members to help emergency responders before, during, and after hurricanes and other emergency situations. You can learn more about the CERT Program at

If you are interested in joining a Community Emergency Response Team here in Rensselaer County, please email anasha [at] triponline [dot] org for more information.

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