Help yourself & others

The most effective way to help yourself and others is to be educated and aware of the different aspects of hazards and emergency situations.

Virtually every Emergency Management worker will freely offer that the keys to successful outcomes in emergency situations lie in preparation, planning and staying informed. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the NY State Emergency Management Office (SEMO), Suffolk County, Towns, local governments, and agencies of all kinds subscribe to this advice.

There is a wealth of information available on-line about helping yourself and others in emergency situations. One of the more informative websites is sponsored by FEMA and it provides information in several languages for individuals, children and the business community. There are specific sections dealing with hurricanes and flooding in addition to information on other hazards and ways to be prepared and informed. It states…

“Emergency preparedness is no longer the sole concern of earthquake prone Californians…. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. “

Please take the time to visit this website – being informed and educated is one of the primary defenses against losses.