Town of DeRuyter, New York

Emergency Preparedness


"Homeland Security Starts at Home"

- Madison County Director of Emergency Management Ted Halpin     

We are fortunate to live in a relatively safe area here in DeRuyter; however, the threat of an emergency situation always exists. We experienced significant flash flooding on July 1, 2013 - 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. Unsafe road conditions also occur during winter storm events. While we do live in a safe area, we 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 an emergency. The Town's resources are not endless - 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.

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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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