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

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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.



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




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 Winter Storms - Snow/Ice/Cold

 Power Outages

 Heat Emergencies


 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


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National Lightning Safety Awareness Week in the United States (June 23-29).  During the week, we'd appreciate your help in calling attention to this dangerous killer.  When the National Weather Service first began its lightning safety campaign in 2001, on average (based on the previous 10 years), 55 people were killed by lightning each year in the U.S.  That 10-year-average has now dropped to 27.  Of course, we'd like to see the number of lightning deaths and injuries continue to decline.  Without question, all of your efforts to help educate the public and make them more aware of the dangers of lightning have contributed to the success of the campaign, and we'd appreciate your continued support.  

For your use, there is a wealth of information available on the National Lightning Safety Council web site and also on the NOAA web site.  

National Lightning Safety Council  

In addition, the National Weather Service in Binghamton will be posting information on our Facebook and Twitter pages.