Disasters can occur at anytime and anywhere. Until recently, many thought disasters were only those incidents involving terrorist activities. Natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Irene, flooding in our area, throughout New York, and in the Midwest, as well as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in past summers have taught us that we need to continue to be prepared for a variety of situations. We all need to be prepared in the event of a disaster.
Our County Emergency Management Office and the Department of Behavioral & Community Health continue to advise residents through our "Be Prepared" campaign. This site has important information for you and your family to help ensure your safety in the event of a disaster. Simple to follow tasks will put you and your family on the path to "Be Prepared".
If you have any questions, or need additional information, contact the County Emergency Management Office at (845) 486-2080 or the County Department of Behavioral & Community Health at (845) 486-3400.
Current public alerts and advisories are displayed at the top of the Dutchess County Homepage with a link to details. Current news and updates pertaining to county emergency situations are also posted on our Emergency Preparedness webpage where you can also find information on how to prepare for health and weather-related emergencies.