Town of DeRuyter, New York

Emergency Preparedness

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"Homeland Security Starts at Home"

- Madison County Director of Emergency Management Ted Halpin     

Message From the Town Supervisor: 

"We are fortunate to live in a relatively safe part of the world here in DeRuyter; however, the threat of an emergency situation always exists. We have experienced significant situations in recent years, especially the flash flooding incident on July 1, 2013 when the Town and Village of DeRuyter were essentially cut off from the outside world for a period of time as most roads became unsafe for travel. We also often experience unsafe road conditions during winter storm events and have experienced high-wind emergencies. While we do live in a safe area, we certainly are not immune from dangerous situations.

The Town of DeRuyter spends considerable time to ensure our preparedness so Town resources are ready and able to act in the event of any emergency. The Town's resources are not endless, however, and it is important for each and every resident to be prepared at home for these unpredictable situations.

Below you will find links to websites you may find helpful as you begin your home preparedness. Please take the time to review these external sites as they contain helpful tips and information." 

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Ready.gov

New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Homeowners Guide to Lightning Safety

Emergency Preparedness and Pets

Important Legal Documents for Emergency Preparedness

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New York Alert

New York Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Preparing for Disasters: What to Buy, What to Skip

How to Organize & Prepare for Disasters

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