ALBANY, N.Y. – Governor Andrew Cuomo urged all New Yorkers Monday to learn the risks associated with flooding to better protect their families, businesses and communities from a flood.
The National Weather Service's Flood Safety Awareness Week's "Be a Force of Nature" effort runs through March 22. Learning the threats associated with flooding and building or updating emergency supply kits for homes and vehicles are vital steps toward being prepared.
"New Yorkers have seen firsthand the devastating impact that flooding can have on our communities, but we can help prevent these effects with the proper awareness and advance preparation," Cuomo said. "This week, I urge all New Yorkers to take proper precautions to better ensure the safety of our families and property."
Knowing your flood risk, how to prepare for and actions to take before during and after a flood can saev lives, time and money.
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