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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 disaster. It is hoped that this website will help you understand the types of emergencies that can and will happen in Tompkins County and will help you learn how you can be prepared for them.

 

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/

 

SAFETY TIP OF THE MONTH:
 

Winter Driving Preparedness
 

Winter Driving Image


Winter Driving Preparedness Tips:

  • Check road conditions.
  • Get weather forecast.
  • Don't crowd the plow.
  • Drive slower and safer.
  • Prep your vehicle (tires, wiper fluid, etc.).
  • For more information, visit: https://www.weather.gov/wrn/winter_safety.

 

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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:

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