State officials teach disaster preparedness in Mohawk

State officials are teaching disaster preparedness in Mohawk.

Posted: Jun 1, 2018 12:17 AM
Updated: Jun 1, 2018 1:38 AM

MOHAWK, N.Y.-- Officials with the New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps are trying to help people become better prepared for danger.

Thursday night, they held a training session at the German Flatts Community Park as part of a series to better educate the public on what to do in a natural disaster, terrorist attack and other hazardous situations.

The instructor covered topics from terrorism to preparing a family plan for a weather evacuation.

"The most important thing they should do is practice their routine," Duane Morgan, the state instructor said. "They should run their children and grandchildren through the procedure as well, so if something like that happens again, they already know exactly what it is they need to do."

"The active shooter situation, my workplace has some training on that, but not nearly anything as comprehensive as this," Scott Lance, one of the participants said. 

More than 30 people turned out for the training. Each received an emergency preparedness kit starter and a certificate of completion.

"It's the fact that we have so many people come out, which means that they're interested," Morgan said. "They want to learn the stuff and they want to get the information."

For more information on the training material and on upcoming events, visit https://prepare.ny.gov/ .

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