'Ready Red Hook Day' teaches residents community-based emergency preparedness

Since being struck hard by Superstorm Sandy, Red Hook has been trying to recover. In case a similar disaster sweeps across the region, officials want to ensure residents are prepared. "Ready Red Hook

News 12 Staff

Sep 13, 2014, 10:56 PM

Updated 3,535 days ago

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'Ready Red Hook Day' teaches residents community-based emergency preparedness
Since being struck hard by Superstorm Sandy, Red Hook has been trying to recover. In case a similar disaster sweeps across the region, officials want to ensure residents are prepared.
"Ready Red Hook Day" is part of the neighborhood's long-term community recovery process. Officials say residents must be adequately prepared with their own plans, catered to the resources of their neighborhood. They also placed great emphasis on what to do in the 72 hours before and after disaster strikes.
Residents visited four sites in Red Hook that would help meet their needs in the event of an emergency, before recovery workers are able to safely get to them.
Red Hook is the first neighborhood to take on and complete a community-based readiness plan.
Emergency officials have been pushing the plan in other areas as well, working with communities such as Canarsie and Sheepshead Bay.


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