Selden, NY – Hurricane season 2017 is upon us, and this year the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is predicting a 45% chance of above-normal activity. As such, Legislator Tom Muratore (R-Republican) would like to remind residents of Hurricane Preparedness. “Awareness and preventive measures are crucial for minimizing loss of life and property damage from a hurricane, as we’ve learned from Super Storm Sandy,” stated Legislator Muratore.
Know Your Risk and What to Do
Prepare Your Home before the Storm
As the Storm Approaches
Evacuate if You:
If You Are Told to Evacuate:
If You Cannot Evacuate and Are Staying in Your Home:
Immediately After the Storm:
Be Prepared to:
The Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management (FRES) has a wealth of information to help you and your family prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, including sheltering information, preparedness plans, weather information, and more. Visit: http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/FireRescueandEmergencyServices.aspx.
FRES has expanded the Special Needs Registry into a county-wide registry for ALL residents to include those with special and/or functional medical needs. This secured encrypted registry is voluntary and free. It is designed to assist first responders and emergency planners in identifying those residents that may need assistance in evacuating and special sheltering during an emergency so that they may develop the necessary plans. It will also aid emergency planners in the development of shelter plans for those residents with Special and Functional Medical Needs, while enhancing communication to the end user and there emergency contacts.
To register, go to Suffolk County’s webpage: