FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2015
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Supervisor Bosworth Talks Hurricane Preparedness in Interview with American Public Health Association
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth recently sat down with the American Public Health Association (APHA) to talk about the recent public awareness campaign the Town launched with the Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation (CHI) in order to inform residents about emergency preparation.
The centerpiece of the campaign was a one-minute public service announcement (PSA) created in July that offered 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 is currently airing on North Hempstead TV, Channel 18/63 on Cablevision and Channel 46 on Verizon FIOS, or can be accessed by logging on to www.mynhtv.com.
Adelphi also provided training to Town employees addressing many of the critical topics in emergency management. This was all 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.
Supervisor Bosworth’s interview with APHA can be seen on the WebsEdgeHealth YouTube page or by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/pu6q7de.
Supervisor Bosworth is interviewed by the APHA.