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Scarsdale Offers Tips On Emergency Preparedness

State officials look over a map of the path of Hurricane Joaquin last week.
State officials look over a map of the path of Hurricane Joaquin last week. Photo Credit: Facebook

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The village of Scarsdale's pre-emergency planning was in high gear last week as the result of fears that Hurricane Joaquin could make landfall in New York, potentially impacting the village.

While the threat never materialized, it demonstrated that residents should be prepared for weather-related and other emergencies.

Preparedness actions that Scarsdale staff took included the following:

  • Participating in state and regional preparedness telephone conferences.
  • Conducting staff planning.
  • Verifying that emergency equipment and supplies were available and in good working order.
  • Testing emergency communication protocols and technologies, etc.
Residents and businesses can do the following:
  • Sign up for the village’s emergency telephone notification system by clicking here .
  • Sign up for the New York state emergency notification system at https://users.nyalert.gov/ .
  • Tune in to Scarsdale cable TV Channels 75 and 76 (Cablevision) and 42 and 43 (Verizon).
  • Review Con Edison's storm preparedness information ( http://www.coned.com/sm/default.asp ) and sign up for text alerts ( http://www.coned.com/mobileapp/ ).
  • For more information about hurricane and similar storm preparedness, review the information here .
  • Make a family or business emergency preparedness plan.
  • Know what to do ahead of time. See this primer: http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan .
  • Get a kit -- whether you are instructed to shelter in-place or evacuate, have an emergency kit with the right supplies. See guidance here .

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