National Hurricane Preparedness Week Begins
Recognizing National Hurricane Preparedness Week, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today reminded residents about the importance of assembling a “Go Kit,” in the event of a hurricane watch or warning. This year, National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs May 27th through June 2nd. The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season will begin on June 1st.
“Given our location as an island left vulnerable to the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island is susceptible to the powerful and destructive nature of hurricanes, which is why it is important for every Nassau County resident to be prepared for the storm season,” said County Executive Mangano. “Residents should take each and every hurricane warning seriously and have a plan in place for their family. Don’t take any chances.”
Kits should be kept by front doors in a duffel bag and include enough supplies for everyone in the household for five (5) days, including:
Many people consider their pets family members, too. Make sure your pets are taken care of with a Pet Go Kit, which should include:
To review Coastal Evacuation Areas, evacuation routes or learn additional hurricane preparedness information, please visit the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management website at http://nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/OEM/.