FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2015
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Town of North Hempstead Teams up with Adelphi for Hurricane Preparedness Campaign
North Hempstead, NY –The Town of North Hempstead and the Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation (CHI) recently partnered on a public awareness campaign aimed at informing Town residents about steps to take in order to be prepared for man-made and natural disasters, including hurricanes. The campaign includes a public service announcement (PSA) and newly re-designed Town Emergency Management website. Adelphi also has provided training to Town employees addressing many of the critical topics in emergency management.
This was accomplished with the help of a $7,500 grant from Adelphi as part of their Long Island Resilient Communities Grant, which was awarded last summer.
“I am so pleased with what we have been able to accomplish with the help of this substantial funding from Adelphi University,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “Ensuring that we are prepared in the event that another Superstorm Sandy occurs is critical to the health and safety of our residents. Our public awareness efforts and training for our staff helps to achieve that.”
"The Town of North Hempstead has been extremely dedicated to the work required for preparing both their municipality and their citizens for emergency situations of any type,” said Meghan McPherson, MPP, CEM, assistant director for the Adelphi University CHI. “Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation is very proud of the work we continue to do with town officials and are thrilled they have taken such a proactive approach to community and social resiliency."
The one-minute PSA offers a somewhat satirical look at hurricane preparation, while addressing the many items that should be included in an emergency preparedness kit, including bottled water, medications, flashlight, radio, tools, batteries, matches, candles and a go-bag with personal items. The PSA can be viewed at www.myNHTV.com or by tuning in to North Hempstead Television (NHTV) which can be seen on Channels 18 and 63 on Cablevision or Channel 46 on Verizon. Cablevision has also agreed to air the PSA on various cable stations throughout the month of August.
The new Town Emergency Management website offers pertinent information on preparing for an emergency including contact information for partner agencies, tips on how to build an emergency kit and other important links. The website can be accessed now at www.northhempsteadny.gov/ready with a comprehensive re-design slated to be completed in the fall.
For more information on hurricane preparedness, please log on to www.northhempsteadny.gov/ready or call 311.
About Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation
Adelphi University’s Center for Health Innovation (CHI) is the primary resource in our region for innovative, multidisciplinary, evidence-based responses to improving health, healthcare systems, and public health. CHI creates and fosters community-focused, interdisciplinary academic programming, applied research, community partnerships, and leadership—all with the goal of meeting current and emergent health needs of Long Island and our region. Find out more at chi.adelphi.edu.
Have you tuned into North Hempstead TV lately? View all of our great programming on Channels 18 or 63 on Cablevision or Channel 46 on Verizon, or visit www.myNHTV.com or www.youtube.com/townofnorthhempstead.
A scene from the Public Service Announcement featuring a mother giving a lecture to her family about how to create an emergency preparedness kit.