March 13 session marks return of popular program that has helped more than 1,000 learn how to plan for and cope with emergencies
Huntington Town Council Members Mark Cuthbertson and Joan Cergol announce the return of the popular Citizen Preparedness Corps training course, which last year helped more than 1,000 Huntington residents learn how to plan for emergencies such as natural disasters, severe weather, hurricanes and other life-threatening situations.
Offered in partnership with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the March 13 session will show residents what they can do in advance of an emergency and gives them the tools to protect themselves when one does occur. Each family who attends will receive a FREE New York State Disaster Preparedness kit pre-packed with emergency essentials.
“Everyone who took part last year left feeling more comfortable about knowing what to do and how to react when the worst happens,” Councilwoman Cergol said. “The more people who gain this knowledge, the better off we all will be when emergencies strike.”
“Just as the Town prepares for emergency situations, the little steps we take now in our homes will make it easier for us to cope with the unexpected,” Councilman Cuthbertson said. “I am excited that we are able to extend this program to even more of our residents.”
The session will begin at 7 p.m. in the Town Board room at Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington.
Space is limited, and all persons wishing to attend must register in advance at www.prepare.ny.gov. For more information, please call 631-351-3171.