Local storm emergency numbers & websites

As New Yorkers closely monitor the path of Hurricane Sandy, it is important that we prepare for the storm’s potential impacts. This storm poses a serious threat. Although the exact storm track and impact is still uncertain, Hurricane Sandy has the potential to affect many parts of New York State with a variety of threats — including heavy rain, high winds, flooding, tornadoes, and widespread power outages.In addition to tracking the storm’s path as it approaches, families should consider creating a “storm emergency kit” that includes items such as non-perishable food, water, cash, filled prescriptions, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, first aid kit, flashlights and extra batteries.It is important to remember that your home telephone service may be down, so make sure cell phones are fully charged.As always, in case of emergency, dial 911.The Governor has set up a hotline for all New Yorkers at 1-888-769-7243 or 1-518-485-1159 for information about preparing for the hurricane and its impact. Information will also be available for referrals to county emergency management offices and American Red Cross shelters and road closures. Below are some helpful links which provide updates throughout the storm’s progress.National Weather Service: Official WebsiteNew York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/Additionally, below please find your local county emergency management office phone number, should you need it at anytime. Cayuga County: 315-255-1161Monroe County: 585- 753-3810Ontario County: 585-396-4310Seneca County: 315-539-9241Tompkins County: 607-257-3888Wayne County: 315-946-5663 The American Red cross has a free Hurricane App for iphones and Androids, and you can search for shelters close to your home by going to: Red Cross Shelter ListingsSenator Mike Nozzolio is allowing constituents to contact him at 1-888-568-9816 if he can be of assistance to you or your family.PLEASE BE SAFE AS THIS MAJOR STORM THREAT APPROACHES.As New Yorkers all across our state brace for the worst – we send our hopes and prayers to anyone who may be in harms way and give special thanks to the emergency responders who will be first on the scene where ever they are needed.

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