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  EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTER
  92 Brown Road
  Ithaca, New York  14850
  (607) 257-3888

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PREPAREDNESS:

Being prepared for an emergency is everyone's responsibility. The goal is to have every person and family capable of being self-sufficient for 72 hours during a large disaster. It is hoped that this website will help you understand the types of emergencies that can and will happen in Tompkins County and will help you learn how you can be prepared for them.

 

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 Time-Warner 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/

 

SAFETY TIP OF THE MONTH:
 

Four Steps to
Earthquake Preparedne
ss


 

Follow these four steps from the Earthquake Country Alliance:

  1. Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing moveable items like bookshelves, televisions, and water heaters.
  2. Plan to be safe by creating a disaster plan and deciding how you will communicate in an emergency.
  3. Organize disaster supplies in convenient locations.
  4. Minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property, and considering insurance.
For more information, including a video about When the Earth Shakes, visit the Prepareathon™ Earthquake page or Ready.gov. You can also download the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Earthquake Safety Checklist

 

 

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 Q & A: 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 In Your Community