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Sullivan County manager declares a state of emergency


· Learn their community’s warning signals and evacuation plans.

· Learn safe routes inland and local sheltering plans.

· Make arrangements on where to relocate pets during a storm because most shelters will not allow pets.

· Store important documents – insurance policies, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security cards, etc. – in a waterproof container. Also, have cash (in small bills), checkbook, credit and ATM cards readily available.

One of the best ways that residents can receive emergency information is from NY-ALERT, New York State’s All-hazards Alert and Notification Systems. To subscribe for this service, visit www.nyalert.gov. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may still sign up for NY-ALERT by calling 1-888-697-6972” said Fanslau.