To help Long Island families prepare for any sort of emergency situation, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting all residents to join him at one of the Emergency Preparedness Community Meetings that he will be hosting throughout his Senate District. Both meetings will be open to all and will be free of charge.
Representatives of the American Red Cross and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) will offer residents expert advice about how to prepare for and deal with an emergency situation. Those in attendance will learn how to prepare a disaster supply kit, develop a family communications plan, and a host of other important safety tips.
The meetings, which all begin at 6:30 p.m., are scheduled for the following dates:
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Massapequa Public Library
Bar Harbour Building
40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Freeport Memorial Library
144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport
Thursday, September 8, 2005
Bellmore Memorial Library
2288 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore
"We all hope we never have to deal with a hurricane, a flood, or a terrorist attack but we must remain realistic and remain prepared. It is so important for all families to get ready to deal with, and recover from, all sorts of dangers, no matter how remote the possibility of having to utilize the information," said Senator Fuschillo. "This meeting allows residents to learn from the professionals and to ask any questions that they may have. I hope everyone will take advantage of this opportunity."
If you have any questions about the meeting, or would like more information about disaster preparedness, please visit the EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMUNITY MEETINGS  section of this website or send an email to SENATOR CHARLES J. FUSCHILLO, JR.