Registration open for emergency preparedness workshop

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked everyone to pull together and get involved in preparing for disasters in his State of the State address in January.

The point of Cuomo's program is to provide 100,000 Central New Yorkers with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly and recover quickly.

The summer's flood that left people uprooted and displaced, some for several weeks, illustrates the need for this. Classes locally be lead by the New York National Guard and there's one happening Saturday at SUNY IT in Marcy.

"How many times do any of us have trouble finding a flashlight or even a candle?" said County Executive Anthony Picente. "We're talking more in advance of what else should you prepare. What else should be on hand? Where do you go? How should you tell your children to react and where do you go for information at that point if your power is out, your cell phone is dying?"

The seminar will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at SUNY IT in the student center multipurpose room.

Preregistration is required. To register, click here.

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