Hayworth Working With Federal, State, and Local Officials to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy
Urges Hudson Valley Residents to Prepare
Fishkill, NY – Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, M.D. (NY-19) released the following statement ahead of Hurricane Sandy’s potential impact on the Hudson Valley.
“With serious weather coming our way, I am closely monitoring the course and strength of Hurricane Sandy, and my staff and I are in continuous contact with federal, state, and local officials. We stand ready to assist in any way we can.”
Hayworth also urged Hudson Valley residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.
“It’s important that we do all you can to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. Included below are essential phone numbers for easy reference. Now is a good time to put together an emergency supply of water, nonperishable food, flashlights and batteries, and first aid needs. If you or a loved one, especially the elderly or disabled, may need assistance, please make sure to make arrangements in advance for help or alternative shelter.”
Congresswoman Hayworth and her staff are in continuous contact with and are coordinating preparedness efforts with federal, state, and local agencies.
Congresswoman Hayworth joined Orange County Executive Ed Diana, Department of Emergency Services Commissioner Walter Koury, and Division of Emergency Management Deputy Commissioner Seamus Leary for a conference call yesterday morning to discuss local preparedness efforts.
Congresswoman Hayworth sent a letter yesterday evening to President Obama in support of Governor Cuomo’s request for a federal pre-landfall disaster declaration.
Congresswoman Hayworth’s staff joined a conference call organized by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office with Director of State Operations Howard Glaser, NYS Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, and PANYNJ Executive Director Pat Foye.
Congresswoman Hayworth joined FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Richard Knabb, National Weather Service Deputy Director Steven Cooper, and American Red Cross Senior Vice President of Disaster Operations Charley Shimanski on a conference call earlier this afternoon to discuss federal preparedness efforts.
Congresswoman Hayworth today sent an email to constituents including essential phone numbers of federal, state and local agencies as well as helpful information on important steps to take before, during, and after a hurricane. You can read that email here.