SKYWARN Class Offered this Fall at DoER:
The National Weather Service Binghamton Office is resuming in-person SKYWARN classes. The goal is to train volunteer weather spotters on how to accurately report severe weather to NWS, ranging from snowfall measurements, to severe weather (hail, wind, tornadoes, flooding). A Basic Winter SKYWARN class will be offered on September 20th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response in Ithaca. Please go to https://www.weather.gov/bgm/outreachSKYWARNtraining to sign up.
The summer season brings longer, sunnier days, but it also comes with life-threatening weather hazards such as extreme heat, rip currents, and thunderstorms and lightning. Learn more about extreme weather hazards to help you stay 'weather-ready' at the beach, by the pool, while picnicking,or on the golf course,at https://www.weather.gov/wrn/summer-safety.
Register to attend a Citizen Preparedness Corps training at The Great New York State Fair and learn how to prepare for any type of disaster or emergency, respond accordingly and recover. CPC training events will be held on August 28, 29, and 30, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Art & Home Center. Attendees will receive a NYS Disaster Preparedness Kit (one per family).
Additional Preparedness Checklists:
Generator Maintenance Checklist
72 Hour Emergency Kit List
Car Emergency Kit List
Important Legal Documents
Emergency Preparedness Checklist
Home Emergencies & Safety Tips
Additional Resource Information
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
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
Learn more at www.ready.gov.