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Disaster Preparedness

Being prepared for an emergency or disaster is a personal and family, as well as, a community responsibility. 

As individuals and families, we need to:
- be aware of the disasters that may affect our community,
- make a family plan of what to do and how to keep in touch
- store enough supplies to survive for at least three days if we are isolated at home without power, heat, or water.   

The New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) is part of a national effort through the Cooperative Extension System in all 50 states and three territories  to reduce the impact of natural and human-made disasters. EDEN links all Land-Grant Universities and county Cooperative Extension Educators so they may share resources to help individuals and communities prepare for and recover from disasters.  

The NY EDEN website is a portal to information on preparing for and recovering from disasters and emergencies that are relevant to residents of New York State.     

Visit the NY EDEN website