WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS:
Winter can bring dangerously cold temperatures and create hazardous weather conditions that can create many threats to life and property if one is not prepared.
The National Weather Service and the Department of Emergency Response urge everyone to be prepared for the winter season. Taking steps now to prepare for winter weather will help you to keep safe this winter and enjoy the season. For winter weather safety and preparedness information, please visit: https://www.weather.gov/safety/winter.
What3words is a geocode system for the communication of locations with a resolution of three meters. What3words encodes geographic coordinates into three dictionary words; the encoding is permanently fixed. If help is needed (whether on the water or on hiking trails), providing a what3words address on a 9-1-1 call can pinpoint your location quickly. Learn more and download the What3words app here.
Register to attend a Citizen Preparedness Corps training near you and learn how to prepare for any type of disaster or emergency, respond accordingly and recover. Learn more at: https://www.dhses.ny.gov/citizen-preparedness-corps. The next training offered in Tompkins County will be on Thursday, March 14th at 6:00pm at the Trumansburg Fire Department, 74 W. Main Street.
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
Construction Site Safety
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.