Emergency Preparedness
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No one knows when an emergency will happen or what kind of emergency it will be… weather-related emergencies including storms, flooding or power outages, disease outbreaks or even man-made disasters.   

Each of us needs to “Be Prepared” in the event of an emergency.  Dutchess County Government can help.  This webpage provides a wide range of information and tools to help you and your family prepare for emergencies.

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Dutchess County Government Storm Recap/Update March 15th at 12pm – Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro offered the following update about the County’s response to Winter Storm Stella. The County Executive stated, “We are grateful for the cooperation and patience from the public throughout the storm in order to ensure the safety of residents and snow removal crews. We are deeply appreciative to our county DPW highway crews, as well as the state and local municipal crews who have been working long hours throughout the day and night to ensure our roadways are clear and safe to travel. There is great deal more work to be done over the coming days as we address the impacts of this massive storm and appreciate the public’s continued patience and caution.” Read the full news release >>>


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Checkmark   Winter Weather Preparedness



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Checkmark  Spring and Summer Weather Preparedness



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Checkmark  Fall Weather Preparedness



- Fall Weather and Storm Preparedness -



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Checkmark  Health Preparedness Information







Checkmark   General Preparedness Information



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NYS Aware PrepareFor additional emergency preparedness resources, please click on the following link to visit the New York State Aware Prepare website or click on the logo at the left.

Local resources include:

American Red Cross - The American Red Cross of the Mid-Hudson Valley is located at 103 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.  They offer free personal preparedness training through the Be Red Cross Ready program, presented by CDPHP.  Visit the American Red Cross Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter website for more information.  The American Red Cross also provides information for businesses and for schools.

Dutchess County Emergency Response - In an emergency dial 911.  If you would like further information or resources on emergency preparedness, you may call the Dutchess County Emergency Response Department at (845) 486-2080 or e-mail us at emergresponse911@co.dutchess.ny.us.


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    Last Updated: 12/17/2015