On Monday, August 28, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) hosted a Hurricane Preparedness Seminar at Brookhaven Town Hall in Farmingville, to provide residents with information regarding hurricane preparedness and recovery.
This year, forecasters predict an above-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic. Hurricanes and tropical storms have the potential to cause serious damage to Long Island coastal and inland areas, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, coastal and inland flooding, high winds, and tornadoes, according to Lee’s office.
Zeldin hosted a seminar with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), American Red Cross and Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES), who provided information to help residents prepare for, stay safe during, and recover from, hurricane storm systems. Residents also learned more about how these organizations measure, track, and forecast hurricane activity.
Lee said that “the key is to be informed, make a plan, build an emergency kit, and get involved.”
“As we are witnessing in Texas with Hurricane Harvey, it is vitally important to be as prepared as possible in the case of a hurricane or tropical storm,” he said.