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    Posted by: Mike Risinit

    State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, will hold a “Storm Response Round Table” next week to talk about how the best storm and natural-disaster response can be provided “to our constituents and customers throughout the Hudson Valley Region.”

    The gathering comes after the Hudson Valley suffered through a tropical storm and then an October nor’easter. Topics to be discussed, according to Ball, include:

    •            Why do so many of our fellow neighbors lose electrical power in their homes and businesses during a natural disaster like a snow or rain storm?

    •            What must be done to enable the homes and businesses in our region to retain electrical power during and after a natural disaster or storm?

    •            How can we improve response times for service to constituents and customers from all government agencies and utility companies?

    •            What can we learn from the October 30th Nor’easter and Hurricane Irene?

    •            How can the local municipalities, utility companies, first responders and state officials work better together to ensure all residents are safe, and services are restored in a timely and efficient manner?

    The round table will take place December 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Yorktown Town Hall.

    Publication date: 
    Monday, November 28, 2011 - 00:00