Starts at Home"
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.