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Prepping: Emergency Preparedness for Your Family


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Are you and your family prepared for an emergency? Do you know when to shelter in place, and how? Do you have a “go kit” ready? In this talk followed by Q&A by Megan Cohen, learn how to be prepared for disasters, from floods and hurricanes to man-made emergencies.

We’ll also explore how we can build long-term resilience in the face of rising economic and climate instabilities. Relying on a supply of canned food (or Cheezits) will not make us truly able to survive long-term climate changes, disasters, and economic upheavals, as we learned from Puerto Rico. How can we build the systems, resources, and skills to be truly prepared?

Megan is currently on FEMA’s Incident Management Assistance Team, assisting States and Territories in responding to incidents from the onset. She was deployed to the US Virgin Islands for the Hurricanes Irma and Maria response operations.

She’s also completed New York City’s CERT program and volunteers with disaster recovery organization Team Rubicon. Previously she’s worked with refugees and global health development, including service with the Peace Corps.

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by Nyack Skillshare.