Oneida County Hosts Emergency Preparedness Community Workshop

Red Cross disaster response and preparedness

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the Oneida County Health Department will host an Emergency Preparedness Community Workshop from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust Street, Rome. The event is free and open to the public.

The 20-minute, interactive workshops held during the event will help people get prepared in the event of a disaster such as the severe floods that devastated the Mohawk Valley this past summer. Emergency first responders, including members of local police and fire departments, will be on hand providing important information, and volunteers will help people create an emergency preparedness kit that they can take home at no cost.

The disaster kit will include a disaster kit container, crank weather radio, first aid kit, water storage container, waterproof document holder, and more. There is a limit of one kit per household, while supplies last.

The Emergency Preparedness Community Workshop is sponsored by the Oneida County Health Department and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Registration is recommended at or by calling (315) 798-5748.

Click here to see the event flyer.