Hurricane Season Is Here - NY State Citizen Preparedness Corp Offering Free Roosevelt Island Disaster Preparedness Training Class And Emergency Supplies Wednesday August 6 - You Must Pre Register To Attend
"Almost 3 million New Yorkers live in a hurricane evacuation zone, so it’s imperative that people prepare." —Mayor pic.twitter.com/VRjO0ZZmPmThe NY State Citizen Preparedness Corps is hosting a free disaster preparedness class for Roosevelt Island residents at the Manhattan Park Theater Club (8 River Road) on Wednesday August 6 beginning at 6 PM.
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) August 1, 2014
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According to NY State Prepare:
New York State is offering two hour training sessions for residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.
Each family participating will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit....
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The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) adds:
On Wednesday, August 6th, the NYS Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will be offering a FREE Citizens Preparedness training workshop at the Manhattan Park Theater Club (8 River Road) at 6 PM. In addition to valuable information about how to prepare for a natural or man-made disaster, each family participating will receive a free Citizens Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit for attending. The kit includes a first aid kit, emergency food and water, AM/FM radio, flashlight, and more items that are useful in case of a man-made or natural disaster.Remember, you must pre-register to attend the free disaster preparedness training class.
We strongly encourage all Roosevelt Island residents to register for this valuable free training. When members of a community are well-prepared for an emergency, the neighborhood stays safer and bounces back more quickly from a disaster. This workshop will help you and your family create a plan, decide what you need to have on hand, and provide vital information about emergency preparedness.
In order to attend, all participants must register in advance at:
We hope to see you there!
This event is presented by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation of the State of New York in Partnership with the Citizens Preparedness Corps and the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
In December 2013, the Roosevelt Island Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) conducted emergency disaster training drills under the auspices of NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Here are some scenes.
Click here to register for the NY State Disaster Preparedness Class on Wednesday August 6 and be ready.
Unfortunately, the long promised Roosevelt Island emergency evacuation plan has still not been made public.