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Putnam Residents Save More than $850,000 with ProAct Prescription Discount Card

Putnam Residents Save More than $850,000 with ProAct Prescription Discount Card In February 2012, Putnam County and ProAct implemented a free prescription drug discount card program for all county residents. Over the course of two years, Putnam County residents have saved over $850,000 on nearly 13,000 prescriptions. Putnam County is one of over 50 counties […]

Preparedness Planning for Your Business – Hurricane Preparedness

Preparedness Planning for Your Business Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. Human-caused hazards include accidents, acts of violence by people and acts of terrorism. […]

Lunch & Learn : Couch to 5k

James Kelly, second from left, an accomplished runner and triathlete, personal trainer and coach from NYSC, spoke today at a Lunch & Learn in the TOPS auditorium. The topic was “Couch Potato to 5K,” and he discussed how you can gradually build your endurance and strength, overcome obstacles, and accomplish your personal fitness goals. The […]

What to do Before a Hurricane – Hurricane Preparedness

To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures: To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. Know your surroundings. Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is flood-prone. This will help you know how your property will be affected when storm surge or tidal […]

Know your Alerts & Warnings – Hurricane Preparedness

Receiving timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events can make all the difference in knowing when to take action to be safe. Local police and fire departments, emergency managers, the National Weather Service (NWS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and […]

Be Smart, Know your Hazard – Hurricane Preparedness

Be Smart. Know Your Hazard Hurricanes have the power to cause widespread devastation, and can affect both coastal and inland areas. For more information, download the How to Prepare for a Hurricane guide, which provides the basics of hurricanes, explains how to protect yourself and your property, and details the steps to take now so that you […]

Odell Recommends APP and Hurricane Preparedness Plan

Odell Recommends APP and Hurricane Preparedness Plan As June 1 was the official start of the hurricane season, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell is urging residents to plan ahead by creating emergency plans, storing necessary supplies and knowing what resources are available to help. “In recent years, Putnam residents have endured Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm […]

Rabies Concerns Increase with Warmer Temperatures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:               June 2, 2014 Contact:         Barbara Ilardi, Public Information Officer, 845-808-1390 Rabies Concerns Increase with Warmer Temperatures Brewster, NY— With warmer temperatures finally here, people are spending more time outdoors and the potential for contact with wildlife increases. Raccoons, skunks and foxes, as well as feral cats, can carry the […]

Odell Recommends APP and Hurricane Preparedness Plan

For Immediate Release MaryEllen Odell Putnam County Executive (845) 808-1001 May 28, 2014 Odell Recommends APP and Hurricane Preparedness Plan As June 1 was the official start of the hurricane season, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell is urging residents to plan ahead by creating emergency plans, storing necessary supplies and knowing what resources are available […]