Citizen Preparedness Training class offered Sept. 26 at Hoag Library

Photo by Tom Rivers: This tree snapped on Route 18 in Carlton near the intersection with Transit Road after a severe thunderstorm barreled through Orleans County on Aug. 4, 2017. It was one of several trees or big branches that was either blocking or partially blocking roads from the storm.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 September 2023 at 9:00 am

ALBION – A class to help prepare citizens for disasters will be offered on Tuesday at the Hoag Library.

Each family that attends the class will receive a preparedness kit. The participants will be advised on how to prepare for any disaster, including developing family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies.

The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program teaches residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.

The Orleans County Emergency Management Office, Hoag Library and Governor’s Office are teaming to offer the class at no cost to the participants. Registration is required. Click here to sign up.

The state said it is offering the classes in response to severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme.