Stony Brook to Host Emergency Preparedness Day

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Stony Brook University will host an Emergency Preparedness Day in partnership with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) on Wednesday, December 6. This free training event will be held from 1 pm to 2 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Chapel and is open to all on campus and in the community.

A visual of the effects on Long Island during Hurricane Sandy.

Severe weather events including hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, blizzards and floods occur continuously on Long Island. It is necessary for everyone to know how to prepare and respond to these events for increased safety.

DHSES brings their expertise to the Stony Brook community to teach participants to be prepared when there is a weather-related disaster. In addition, the University Police Department will be a part of the event to discuss steps campus residents can take in case of an emergency.

During the event, attendees will receive giveaways including first aid kits and flashlights. A pizza lunch will be provided and attendees will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of three NYS Disaster Preparedness Kits. A training completion certificate and a wallet-sized z-card with emergency preparedness information will be given to the participants at the end of the program.

Pre-registration is recommended and available here. Pre-registration closes December 4 at 8 am. Registration is required for pizza, giveaways and the raffle.

Emergency Preparedness Day is hosted by Stony Brook Healthier U, the Office of Government and Community Relations, and the Office of Visa and Immigration Services.

Visit prepare.ny.gov/ for more information, a list of other training events, and an opportunity to learn more through free and continuously open online training.

Cohen Miles-Rath, Community Relations

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