Dear Neighbors and Visitors,
As a coastal community, we must prepare, mentally and physically, to survive any emergency that may befall our home, whether it is a hurricane, fire, flood, or snow storm. An important priority, Southampton Town is constantly improving its own readiness through planning and hands-on exercises, both internally and by coordinating with county, state, and federal agencies.
Recognizing that preparation is our best defense, we have released a new brochure, Be Prepared. Updated, handy, and compact, the pamphlet is designed specifically for Southampton residents, with valuable information such as:
- Important telephone numbers
- Advice on caring for the elderly and those with special needs
- Ensuring your pet’s safety
- Protecting your home or business
- Assembling a “Go Bag” and home emergency kit
In addition, citizens can also register for the new CodeRED notification system, join us on Facebook and Twitter, and download a free Red Cross Emergency App for their smartphone or tablet. Originally developed for Suffolk County, CodeRED is now used by local governments, schools, universities, and utilities. Facebook and Twitter will help us to send more specific and local information to “friends” and followers.” The Red Cross App can be a valuable supplement to both.
I encourage you to use these new resources the town has developed to assist you in keeping you and your family safe. With improved technology and better tracking, we now have the means to obtain advance notification of severe weather events, regional emergencies, and how best to prepare for them.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Town’s Emergency Management Office at 631-728-3400.