A member of the local Community Emergency Response Team was at last Wednesday’s 70th Precinct Community Council meeting to invite neighbors to join the FEMA program that helps equip civilians with skills to handle natural disasters, fires, and other hazardous situations. The program teaches basic disaster response skills through
Source: Mephell/Deviantart.comAccording to a report by YouGov.com, a research and consulting organization, 64 percent of Americans are woefully unprepared for a major natural disaster, even after the events of Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and a series of other major natural disasters smacking us around in recent years.
The following announcement from the Office of City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn was forwarded to us by our friend, Ed Jaworski, president of the Marine-Madison-Homecrest Civic Association. If memories of abandoned cars, a blizzard-crippled transit system, stranded ambulances, unplowed thoroughfares, and six-foot-high snowbanks make your blood run cold, that