2017-09-13 / Front Page

ToBay sponsoring hurricane preparedness seminar Monday

The Town of Oyster Bay is hosting a hurricane preparedness symposium Mon., Sept. 18 at the Massapequa Firehouse, 510 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Hurricane season runs through November 30, with the peak season from mid-August to late October. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration forecasted an above normal season, predicting a 70 percent likelihood of 14-19 named storms, five to nine hurricanes and two to five major hurricanes during that time.

Additionally, with the possibility of Hurricane Jose threatening the East Coast, the leading tropical expert from the New York Office of the National Weather Service will be at the symposium. “this represents an excellent opportunity to learn more about these dangerous storms and how you and your family can be better prepared for these situations,” said Supervisor Joe Saladino who will be at the event with Councilman Louis Imbroto.

Employees from the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Public Safety who were nationally recognized by the National Hurricane Center, will present this symposium, which will include topics on how to understand and respond to weather forecasts; how to assembly family emergency go-kits and pet go-kits and how to develop a family emergency plan.

For more information, call the Department of Public Safety at 516-677-5350.

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