Emergency personnel in Schoharie County following Hurricane Irene (2011)
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Emergency personnel in Schoharie County following Hurricane Irene (2011)

Damaged crops in Schoharie County after Hurricane Irene (2011).
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Damaged crops in Schoharie County after Hurricane Irene (2011).

Freshwater flooding from Hurricane Irene (2011) in Highland, Ulster County, New York
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Freshwater flooding from Hurricane Irene (2011) in Highland, Ulster County, New York

Emergency Preparedness

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a valuable resource when it comes to questions about managing home, farm, business, and natural resource challenges. This is especially true when New Yorkers are faced with disaster. CCE provides evidence-based information and education about disaster readiness and response, including specialized expertise in agriculture and natural resources management.

General Disaster Information

Cornell University’s Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) pages include information on how to prepare for emergencies including natural disasters, power outages, fires, infectious diseases, radiation spills and more!

The American Red Cross website has information on how to make an "Emergency Survival Kit" and a "Disaster Preparedness Plan" for your family, as well as information on the special needs of children, persons with disabilities, and pets in an emergency.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) provides this 2-page list of items to include in an "Emergency Supply Kit".

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Water Quality

Find consumer information about drinking water, home water treatment, wells, septic systems, bottled water, and other water quality issues here.

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Winter Weather Safety

Find tips on winter driving, personal and pet safety in frigid weather, how to prepare for winter storms, links to Cornell's EDEN website, and more, here on our Emergency Preparedness pages.

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Animals & Disasters

Making a disaster plan and evacuation kit can help keep your pets safe in an emergency. Learn how you can be prepared, with resources here on our site.

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Chainsaw Safety

Find resources to help you choose a chainsaw that's right for you, and guidelines for using it safely and effectively, here on our Chainsaw Safety page.

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Last updated December 13, 2016