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PREPAREDNESS:

Being prepared for an emergency is everyone's responsibility. The goal is to have every person and family capable of being self-sufficient for 72 hours during a large-scale disaster.

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National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As we continue to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September. Learn more at www.ready.gov.


CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC & FAQ'S:

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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.


TUNE IN:

Disaster and emergency information will broadcast from these local radio stations:

  • 870AM WHCU

  • 97.3FM WYXL

  • 91.7FM WICB

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

National Weather Service in Binghamton
http://www.weather.gov/bgm/


 


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Q & A: WHAT TYPES OF EMERGENCIES CAN HAPPEN IN TOMPKINS COUNTY?

 Flooding

 Winter Storms - Snow/Ice/Cold

 Power Outages

 Heat Emergencies

 Fires

 Chemical/Hazmat Accidents

 Wind Storms/Tornado

There are certain basic concepts of preparedness that apply to any type of situation:


FALL WEATHER SAFETY:

The onset of fall means the potential for quickly changing weather conditions.  You should always be prepared for possible cold, windy, and wet weather, even if the sun is shining. 

Learn more here:  https://www.weather.gov/wrn/fall-safety.