In 2012, Superstorm Sandy wrenched feelings of safety and control out of the lives of New Yorkers, but a new program instituted recently by Gov. Andrew Cuomo aims to take that dreaded sense of helplessness and replace it with empowerment.
First Lt. Robert McCoy of the Air National Guard was one of the hosts of the Citizen Preparedness Corps at the Syosset Public Library, and noted that this new program is designed to give citizens the know-how to get by should another catastrophe befall the region.
“This is an initiative from Governor Cuomo that started in March of 2014, and this was part of an effort that was formed after Sandy just to get information out,” he said. “He heard the message that people want training on how to be prepared for natural disasters. So, the Governor teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and the National Guard, and they put this training together.” [Read more...]