Public health departments play a vital role in emergency preparedness. Following major disasters, public health workers are often called upon to participate in a coordinated response and to protect residents from disease outbreaks and other hazards due to contaminated food and water, chemical releases, insect-borne diseases, natural disasters, and unmet medical needs.

Please browse below to learn more about ways to keep your family prepared in the event of an emergency.

If you have any questions, please call (845) 808-1390.

Medical Reserve Corps

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Emergency Alerts

NY AlertThe New York State All-Hazards Alert and Notification web-based portal (NY-Alert) is part of New York State’s ongoing commitment to provide New Yorkers with information so that they will understand the risks and threats that they may face and know how to respond accordingly. Each of us has the responsibility to be as prepared as possible for any emergencies that may arise. One of the keys to preparedness is having up-to-date information.

The website has emergency-related information including instructions and recommended protective actions developed in real-time by emergency service personnel. Information includes severe weather warnings, significant highway closures, hazardous materials spills, and many other emergency conditions. Additionally you will find information regarding response actions being taken by local and state agencies and protective actions that you should take to protect you, your family and your property.

By signing up for NY-Alert, you can receive warnings and emergency information via the web, your cell phone, email and other technologies.

Visit NY-Alert to sign up for alerts and help your family prepare!


Be Prepared

Launched in February 2003, is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. has several resources dedicated to helping you and your family prepare for an emergency before it strikes. Please take some time to peruse their website and contact us if you have any specific information about how to be prepared.

Be Informed
Make A Plan
Build A Kit 

Click here for more information about emergency preparedness.