Disaster & Emergency Preparedness

The North Castle Citizen Corps Council (NC4)
 

NC4 (www.nc-ccc.org) is a group of volunteers organized under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Americorps Program, administered under the New York State Emergency Management Office, and in partnership with the American Red Cross. NC4 is tasked with facilitating an opportunity for every Town resident to participate in the Town of North Castle's Emergency Preparedness Plan.

The NC4 is seeking volunteers of all ages to assist in its programs. It will arrange for you to be trained by the American Red Cross, its partner in this endeavor, and by other government agencies that sponsor emergency & disaster preparedness training courses.

For more information, please contact Jane Cahn.

What can you do to prepare for a large-scale emergency?

Establish a Disaster Supplies Kit!  It’s easy and can be a fun project to do with your children.  Here is a basic list of items that should be in your kit. For a more extensive list, visit our website at www.nc-ccc.org and click on “resources” and connect to an American Red Cross or FEMA website. 

The basic list is as follows:

  • Three-day supply of water (one gallon of water per person, per day)
  • Three-day supply of nonperishable food and a MANUAL can opener
  • Portable, battery powered radio and/or television and extra batteries
  • Flashlight(s) and extra batteries
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Sanitation and hygiene items (toothbrushes, moist towelettes, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Extra clothing and blankets, especially “cold weather” clothing.
  • Credit card and cash
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Deck of cards
  • Pet supplies – food, etc .      

Town of North Castle Emergency Contact Information

Recent storms serve as a reminder of the importance of completing and returning the EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION FORM that was mailed to all residents a few years ago from the Supervisor's office and Police Department. 

If you need another copy, you can get one at the Town Clerk’s office or Click Here to download.

Westchester County
Community Emergency Notification System (CENS)
Westchester County is expanding its communications system to allow the public to be contacted directly in case of a large-scale emergency. This information might include updates about emergency conditions, what to do, where to go, etc. 
Read more and to register at www.westchestergov.com/cens/

New York State - Department of Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Information
www.health.state.ny.us/environmental/emergency/index.htm

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org
Westchester County Chapter
914-946-6500

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
www.fema.gov