The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) has unveiled a new, free online Citizens Preparedness Training course. The 24-minute training offers New Yorkers a condensed version of what they would have learned during an in-person course.
Topics include how to develop a family emergency plan, how to prepare your family and home for a potential emergency such as fire, what to do in specific situations such as active shooter, and covers evacuation or sheltering-in-place due to a life-threatening event, and much more. The training also discusses what to do when returning home after an emergency, including re-entry procedures, checking for and documenting damage safely, addressing emotional and other personal needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic event, and being wary of post-disaster scams.
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC & FAQ'S:
The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is working closely with local medical providers, including Cayuga Health Systems, to protect the health and well-being of our community.
For the most updated TCHD news, click here.
WINTER WEATHER SAFETY:
Winter storms can bring snow, sleet, and freezing rain across our region. Blizzards can occur when strong wind causes blowing snow and whiteout conditions, making roads impassable. Thousands of people are injured or killed every year in traffic accidents related to slippery roads from winter storms. Learn how to stay safe before, during, and after a winter storm.
Learn more here: https://www.weather.gov/safety/winter.
Disaster and emergency information will broadcast from these local radio stations:
If your TV is working, monitor a regional all-news channel, such as Spectrum News, or the Weather Channel. A weather radio will also provide accurate and current information.
National Weather Service in Binghamton
Q & A: WHAT TYPES OF EMERGENCIES CAN HAPPEN IN TOMPKINS COUNTY?
There are certain basic concepts of preparedness that apply to any type of situation:
- Be Informed
- Make a Plan
- Build a Kit
- Get Involved In Your Community