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New York, NY - City Unveils Emergency Preparedness Initiative

Published on: September 1, 2011 05:08 PM
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New York, NY - After a summer filled with natural disasters, New York City officials are kicking off “National Preparedness Month” by urging residents to plan ahead for catastrophe.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate (FYOO-gate) joined city officials in Times Square on Thursday. He said families need to create backup communication plans in the event of an emergency. Fugate said his own family used Facebook to communicate during the earthquake that rattled Washington, D.C. two weeks ago.

Joseph Bruno, commissioner of the city’s Office of Emergency Management, says more than 150 city businesses — including New York University and the New York Mets — have signed up for the new Partners in Preparedness program.

Bruno is asking New Yorkers to register for Notify NYC, the city’s free emergency notification system.

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 Sep 02, 2011 at 05:04 PM Ani Lo Mayvin Says:

There is something strange here. After two major natural events that could have easily been two major natural disasters פרנסי ק"ק עירית ניו יורק are trying to make their citizens aware of what **might* (c"v) have happened.

This story has been on this board for slightly less than 24 hours, but not a single soul has bothered to register any interest.

Noo Yawkers are not shy of complaining long and hard at the perceived shortcomings of City Hall. So why is no one interested in this important issue?


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