Senator Bonacic, Assemblyman Crouch and Mayor Snow to Co-Sponsor a Citizens Preparedness Workshop in Walton as Part of Preparedness Month

(Middletown, NY)-Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I), Assemblyman Clifford Crouch and Village of Walton Mayor Ed Snow will be co-sponsoring a citizens preparedness workshop on September 15th at 6pm at the Walton High School Auditorium, located at 47-49 Stockton Ave. Walton, NY. The free program seeks to provide citizens with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Each family that attends will receive a NYS Disaster Preparedness Backpack containing the following: AM/FM radio, flashlight, drop cloth, light stick, 2 D batteries, first aid kit, face mask, goggles, 6 packs of drinking water, food bars, blanket, duct tape, work gloves and a water bottle.

 “I am proud to partner with my colleagues in government to bring this important workshop to the citizens of Delaware County,” said Bonacic. “The past few years have proven that no one is immune to the devastating effects of natural disasters, and by preparing in advance, we can help mitigate those effects.”

 Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) said, "As we know from past (natural) disasters, weather and other types of conditions stemming from storms like Hurricanes Irene, Lee and Sandy are unpredictable and can happen quickly without warning. The only way that we can keep our families and loved ones safe is to be ready by planning and preparedness. In the aftermath, rebuilding is paramount for our livelihoods and return to 'normal' that we are accustomed to. As September is National Preparedness Month, I encourage everyone to take the time and to take advantage of this helpful workshop.”

 “These types of training events can mean a world of difference to individuals who are faced with a natural disaster or emergency event. Working with Senator Bonacic and Assemblyman Crouch, I am glad that we can provide this training to the public,” said Mayor Snow.

 Individuals who are interested in attending must register in advance for the workshop. To register for the training, please  got to http://www.dhses.ny.gov/aware-prepare/nysprepare/registration/. Under current registrations click on the  Delaware County – Walton event listed and follow the instructions. You will receive a confirmation email after you submit your registration.

 

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