Gov. Cuomo declared last week as ‘hurricane preparedness week,’ noting that the Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th.  He urged New Yorkers to understand the dangers posed by hurricanes, and to make appropriate preparations for the possibility of extreme weather. This includes reviewing their family emergency plans and checking on the emergency supplies they have at home, in their vehicles and at work.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“From Hurricanes Sandy and Irene to Tropical Storm Lee, we have seen firsthand how Mother Nature can quickly disrupt lives and damage communities.  Those storms taught us valuable lessons about the importance of planning ahead when a disaster strikes, and with another hurricane season approaching, I am urging all New Yorkers to prepare themselves and their families for any possible emergency. Together we can be the first responders in our own homes and neighborhoods and ultimately build a stronger, more resilient New York.”