Monday, October 23, 2017


“Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 24 – 30, 2016”

ELMIRA – Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli and County Fire and Emergency Management Director Mark Cicora join the National Weather Service and the NYS Division of Homeland Security in recognizing the week of April 24th-30th as Severe Weather Awareness Week in New York. The goal is to raise awareness of the hazards severe weather poses to the public and provide safety information in an effort to keep you and your family safe. Each day of the week, the National Weather Service will be issuing Public Information Statements on their websites and through posts on social media. It is imperative that our citizens be prepared for hazardous weather, whether it be a thunderstorm with frequent lightning to a flash flood, high winds, or even a tornado.

Cicora and Santulli want to remind County residents how important it is to be aware and to plan ahead for emergencies.  “Severe weather can hit anywhere and anytime, so we hope that residents will take the time now to learn about and prepare for weather hazards that can happen in our area and review their emergency plans,” said Cicora.

“It is important for residents to plan ahead and get needed supplies before the emergency. If we are better prepared, we reduce the risks to our family, friends, and neighbors. Being prepared reduces anxiety and confusion,” added Santulli.

For more information on how to prepare for an emergency visit the Fire and Emergency Management Page on and click on Public Awareness and Preparedness.

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