disaster preparedness http://wrvo.org en Disaster readiness program encourages communities to pool knowledge and experience http://wrvo.org/post/disaster-readiness-program-encourages-communities-pool-knowledge-and-experience <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service predicts 2014 will be a relatively tame hurricane season. But memories of hurricanes like Sandy and Irene, as well as tropical storm Lee, have led </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo to create the Citizen Preparedness Corps in hopes of training New Yorkers to be their own first responders.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:21:40 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 58492 at http://wrvo.org Disaster readiness program encourages communities to pool knowledge and experience Cuomo outlines emergency preparedness initiative http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-outlines-emergency-preparedness-initiative <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>In his annual <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/2014-SOS-Book.pdf" target="_blank">State of the State address</a> Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a major initiative to ramp up New York’s capacity for dealing with natural disasters.</p><p>Part of the multi-million dollar proposal involves installing a state-of-the-art weather detection system to provide more accurate, real time warnings.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:47:09 +0000 Kate O'Connell 49710 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo outlines emergency preparedness initiative Taxpayers bear the brunt of climate change costs http://wrvo.org/post/taxpayers-bear-brunt-climate-change-costs <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The impact and severity of weather events like the tornado that hit Oklahoma City are increasing due to a changing global climate, according to <a href="http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/files/taxpayer-climate-costs-IP.pdf" target="_blank">research</a> from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC).</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 12:49:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 38500 at http://wrvo.org Taxpayers bear the brunt of climate change costs Emergency organizations want central NY to be more prepared for disaster http://wrvo.org/post/emergency-organizations-want-central-ny-be-more-prepared-disaster <p>Onondaga County emergency professionals want to prepare central New York for a potential disaster.&nbsp; First they want to know whether everyday citizens are ready for anything from the storm of the century to an act of terrorism. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:37:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34077 at http://wrvo.org Emergency organizations want central NY to be more prepared for disaster Cuomo will include disaster preparedness plans in State of the State http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-will-include-disaster-preparedness-plans-state-state <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he intends to propose in his State of the State message several recommendations from a disaster preparedness commission, to help the state better cope with major storms in the future. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 13:04:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31424 at http://wrvo.org