(WKTV)--The State of New York along with Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to better prepare residents when a natural disaster strikes.
The governor has named September as preparedness month training for citizens, which will be offered all over the state.
Twelve sessions are planned for September. Residents will learn how to take steps for prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities.
The first session locally is in Turin on Sept.15 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the South Lewis Central School Auditorium. The next session is being offered in on Sept. 17. at 6 p.m. on the SUNY Morrisville campus.
As part of the training, citizens will recieve a kit with first aid materials and other emergency supplies.
The sessions are being led by the New York National Guard, who work with experts from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' Office of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control.
For more information on the training course visit http://www.ready.gov/are-you-ready-guide.