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What To Do When Disaster Strikes

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (Nov. 5, 2014) —  In partnership with New York State, the American Red Cross is offering free Citizen Preparedness Corps training sessions throughout the Southern Tier from mid-November through mid-December. The session is called Prepare, Respond, Recover: What To Do When Disaster Strikes, and here are the details:

Who: The training session is free and open to the public.

What: A trained representative from the American Red Cross will conduct a session of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program. The program lasts about one hour and provides a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters, and how to respond to and recover from them.

10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne St., Endwell.
10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, Christ The King Lutheran Church, 499 Plaza Drive, Vestal.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, Windsor Middle School, 213 Main St., Windsor.
6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, Tioga County offices, 56 Main St., Owego.
11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, Northern Broome Senior Center, 12 Strongs Place, Whitney Point.
12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, First Ward Senior Center, 226 Clinton St., Binghamton.

Why: The American Red Cross has a mission of ensuring our communities are prepared for disasters. Gov. Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program provides residents with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Since New York is at high risk for man-made, technological and natural disasters, the Red Cross is presenting the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program throughout New York State to encourage residents to be better prepared.

For more information about the training session or to schedule Citizen Preparedness Corps Training for your organization, please contact Jill Deskins, American Red Cross Disaster Program Manager, at (607) 785-7207 or For more emergency preparedness information, visit and