Ritchie Encourages Having Emergency Numbers on Hand in Advance of Hurricane Sandy
With Hurricane Sandy expected to make landfall Monday night or early Tuesday, State Senator Patty Ritchie is encouraging people to print out the below emergency contact numbers to have on hand in the event of a power outage.
· Emergency Management Office: 315-591-9150
· Office of Fire and Emergency Management: 315-786-2654
St. Lawrence County:
· Emergency Services: 315-379-2240
NYS Hurricane Sandy Helpline:
And remember, 9-1-1 can also be called in the case of an emergency.
The NY-Alert system is also a great way to receive warnings and emergency information via the web, your cell phone or email. To sign up, click here or call (518) 292-2299.
For more information on New York's efforts to respond to Hurricane Sandy, click here to access the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Service's website.
In addition to having these important numbers readily available, families should also consider having non-perishable food, water, cash, a battery operated radio, filled prescriptions, flashlights and extra batteries on hand.