Counties in the News, November 21, 2016
Monday's news from counties across the state.
Innovative Disaster Solutions in Cattaraugus County
In New York, Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services (OES) has proven time and again to be an innovator in preparing for and responding to emergencies. Every year, municipalities are struck by disasters that require financial assistance from not only New York State, but from FEMA as well.
Applying for this assistance can be a daunting, confusing and frustrating task at times. There are certain requirements that need to be met by the municipalities in order to receive assistance, and this can be overwhelming. Cattaraugus County OES has routinely been among the first counties to provide all necessary information and meet all requirements for financial aid within the first 48 hours of a disaster.
The Cattaraugus County OES staff has developed a process to prepare and work with the municipalities within the county even before a disaster, as well as assist them during the recovery period. The process includes (among other measures) preventative training, ready-made assessment forms/worksheets, and the use of a state-of-the-art incident management system.
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CENTRAL NEW YORK
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WESTERN NEW YORK
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