Posted by Susan Wilson on Jan 24, 2017
On Tuesday, Janaury 24, 2017 the Rocky Point Rotary Club welcomed 1LT Alexandria Wiedenbaum and SMSgt Edward Metcalf as guest speakers.  Their topic was emergency preparedness. 
 
1LT Alexandria Wiedenbaum and SMSgt Edward Metcalf, who work with the Citizens Preparedness Corps, said having a plan and basic supplies is far easier to do in advance than in the days just before or just after an emergency.
 
Background Info: Governor Andrew Cuomo's Citizen Preparedness Corps gives residents the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. New York National Guard troops, working with experts from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and local emergency management personnel, are travel across the state providing talks to a variety of groups. The program was designed by DHSES and covers a broad range of emergency preparedness topics, like developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies, and registering for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system. The Rocky Point Rotarians that were present at the meeting received a wallet-sized “Z-Card” with emergency preparedness information.