Many of you probably don’t know that September is National Preparedness Month. Around these parts, we had a taste last year of how scary preparing for Hurricane Irene was and we were very lucky to get away with minimal damage. This year, Hurricane Isaac has been wreaking havoc on the Gulf Coast and serves as an eerie reminder of the damage that was caused by the now infamous Hurricane Katrina.
OEM (Office of Emergency Management) is urging all New Yorkers to sign up for Notify NYC. It is the City of New York’s official source for information about emergency events and important City services. The best part about this great service is that it is completely free to join and use.
By subscribing you receive text messages, e-mails, tweets, or phone calls about significant citywide events. Additionally, you will also receive notifications about smaller events that might be taking place right in your own neighborhood. The topics of these notifications will range from severe weather advisories, school closures, subway disruptions, to traffic advisories all over New York City.
Anyone is free to sign up for this informative service and you can even customize the types of alerts that you would like to receive by visiting the Notify NYC website. To learn more about Notify NYC and the Office of Emergency Management please follow them on Twitter and check them out on Facebook. After all, one never knows when an emergency can arise and it is always better to be safe and prepared than sorry later…
Notify NYC and the Office of Emergency Management is giving one reader of Tough Cookie Mommy a $50 Gift Card to a National Home Improvement Store, for purchasing home preparedness supplies!a Rafflecopter giveaway
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