• 25,961,889
    Dollars Recovered for NY-18
  • 347
    Medals & Awards Returned to Vets
  • 7,970
    Constituent Cases Closed
  • 36
    Bills Signed Into Law

Hurricane Preparedness

It is important to be prepared for hurricane season, which runs from June to November. Below is some useful information on hurricane preparedness. To receive emergency updates from NY-ALERT, please subscribe here. 

Click here for a printable copy of the Hurricane Preparedness Guide.

Be Prepared:
  • Create an emergency supply kit. 
  • Create and discuss an evacuation plan with your family. Include routes to local shelters, and plans for pets and family members with special medical needs.
  • Review any insurance policies. 
  • Fill up your car's gas tank.
During a Hurricane:
  • Listen to the radio for critical information from the National Weather Service, or sign up for NY-ALERT. 
  • Check emergency supply kit. 
  • Bring inside anything that could be picked up by the wind. 
  • Close all windows and doors. Close and board up all windows and doors with plywood, if you do not have hurricane shutters. 
  • Turn your refrigerator and freezor to the coldest setting and keep closed as much as possible, in case of power outages. 
  • Turn of propane tank. 
  • Unplug small appliances
  • Listen to and follow evacuation orders, or any other emergency notifications. 
Emergency Checklist:
  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First Aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food
  • Warm bedding and clothing, if temperature requires
  • Rain gear
  • Cash, travelers checks, or change
  • Paper towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches
  • Disinfectant, bleach and  mosquito repellent
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • Important documents including: Insurance policies, personal identification, and bank account s
Emergency Phone Numbers You Should Know
American Red Cross: 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
American Red Cross Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter: (518) 458-8111
New York State Regional Emergency Services: (845) 454-0430
Orange County Emergency Management: (845) 291-4000
Putnam County Emergency Management: (845) 808-4000
Dutchess County Emergency Management: (845) 486-2080
Westchester County Emergency Management: (914) 231-1900
For assistance in the aftermath of a hurricane, please visit our Disaster Assistance Resource Page, or you can contact me for assistance in dealing with federal agencies especially in the aftermath of a natural disaster, so if you need any additional information, please call my Newburgh office at 845-561-1259 or fill out this form.