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  EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTER
  Brian Robison, Director
  Jessica Verfuss, Deputy Director
 
  92 Brown Road
  Ithaca, New York  14850
  (607) 257-3888

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WELCOME TO TOMPKINSREADY.ORG

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.  

Learn more at www.ready.gov.

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/

 



WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS:

The National Weather Service provides a wide range of winter safety tips, at:  https://www.weather.gov/safety/winter.

 



COLD WEATHER DRIVING TIPS:

  • Make certain your tires are properly inflated and have plenty of tread.
  • Keep at least a half tank of fuel in your vehicle at all times.
  • Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface, such as on ice and snow.

Learn more here:  https://exchange.aaa.com/safety/driving-advice/winter-driving-tips/#.Xcq5fldKiUk


 


 

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WHAT 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:

*       Be Informed
*       Make a Plan
*       Build a Kit
*       Get Involved In Your Community

 



HEATING SAFETY:

From the National Fire Protection Association:
There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace.  But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths?  With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening.

Be sure to visit this website for additional information on staying warm and safe this winter and for heating equipment safety:

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/FPW/Safety-tip-sheets/FPW19HeatingSafety.ashx