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Westchester County Debuts New Hurricane Preparedness Video

July 27, 2007

Westchester County officials recently published a new video, “Hurricane Readiness Video,” to county website Westchester.gov, that tells residents of Westchester County how they can prepare their home and businesses for potential devastation resulting from hurricanes and tropical storms.

This year, weather forecasting experts are predicting that there is a very high chance of an above-normal hurricane season from June through November this year—with an expected seven to ten hurricanes likely forming in the Atlantic Ocean.

“We all saw the severe damage the Nor’easter left in our county,” said County Executive Andy Spano recently. Further, “If a hurricane or tropical storm hits Westchester, the situation could be far worse. It is important that everyone start preparing now, by packing supplies and planning where you will stay if you need to evacuate your home.”

The “Hurricane Readiness Video” was produced the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services. Thier mission is to enhance the quality of life of every person in the county by providing comprehensive Training, Communication and Emergency Response & Management services for municipalities and emergency service agencies in order to minimize loss of life, property and damage to the environment.



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