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WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS:

 

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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.

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  Tips for Dressing for Cold Weather


WHAT3WORDS:.

    Boating Safety image with water and boat.    What3Words Image   Person Hiking

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.


COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS:

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.

Topics include how to develop a family emergency plan, how to prepare your family and home for a potential emergency such as fire, what to do in specific situations such as active shooter, and covers evacuation or sheltering-in-place due to a life-threatening event, and much more. The training also discusses what to do when returning home after an emergency, including re-entry procedures, checking for and documenting damage safely, addressing emotional and other personal needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic event, and being wary of post-disaster scams.

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The Department of Emergency Response offers presentations to community groups and organizations to provide basic information on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters or emergencies.  Learn which ones are more likely to occur in our area and how you can reduce their impact on you, your family, and the community.  Contact Geoff Dunn, Community Preparedness Coordinator, at gdunn@tompkins-co.org.

Additional Preparedness Checklists:

Generator Maintenance Checklist
https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/generator-maintenance-checklist

72 Hour Emergency Kit List
https://www.rent.com/blog/72-hour-kit-checklist/

Car Emergency Kit List
https://www.utires.com/articles/car-emergency-kit-list/

Important Legal Documents
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/legal-documents-to-prepare-for-emergency-preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Checklist
https://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/emergency-preparedness-checklist/

Disaster-Proof Home
https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/how-to-disaster-proof-your-home/


Home Emergencies & Safety Tips
https://www.mymove.com/moving/guides/new-home-emergency-ready/

Construction Site Safety
https://primeweld.com/blogs/news/disaster-safety-preparedness-in-construction-sites-guide

Additional Resource Information
https://couponfollow.com/research/disaster-preparedness-on-a-budget

 


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/


 


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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

Learn more at www.ready.gov.