SOMERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE WANTS YOU TO BE PREPARED FOR THE NEXT EMERGENCY
The Somers Emergency Preparedness Committee wants you to be prepared for the future. You may subscribe for information in case of an emergency. Click on CodeRED to receive emergency notifications by phone, email and text.
Call 911 only in an emergency such as an ambulance, fire or police emergency.
If you have a physical or mental disability or are elderly and require additional assistance during a major emergency, sign up for the Westchester County Special Needs Registry.
ADVANCE PLANNING IS KEY TO A SAFE EMERGENCY OUTCOME!
BEFORE A STORM. Check flashlights and radios for batteries. Obtain non-perishable food and water. Charge your cell phone. Make sure you have several days supply of any required medications.
SHELTER. In Somers during an emergency requiring a shelter the Town Shelter will be located at the Heritage Hills Activity Center. Cots, toiletries, pillows and blankets are provided. The Red Cross may or may not be available to assist the Town with shelter oversight, we never know until the event. The Town has an alliance with the Heritage Hills Society to staff the shelter. Food will be available if necessary, but it is recommended that anyone who comes to the shelter bring dry food, water, medication and necessary personal items. ~In the event that the Heritage Hills activity center is unavailable, the Somers Middle School is an alternate shelter location. The Town will arrange for showers through the graciousness of the New York Spor ts Club in Baldwin Place and pet Sheltering through
the graciousness of Dr. Immerblum at the Golden’s Bridge Veterinary Center when necessary. Click here for the Town of Somers Heritage Hills Activities Building Shelter Plan.
DRY ICE. When the Power is expected to be out for an extended period the Town will obtain Dry Ice from NYSEG as soon as NYSEG makes it available. It will be distributed at Van Tassell Park, 98 Route 139 (Primrose Street) and the Somers Police Station, 100 Route 139 (Primrose Street). Hours will be posted on the web site and notification will be sent out. Attempts will be made to update the signboard at the entrance to Reis Park and the Signboard at the State police Station on Route 100.
WATER. When the Power is expected to be out for an extended period water will be available at the Amawalk Fire House and the Granite Springs Fire House. It is self serve. Bring your own container. It is wise to fill bathtubs with water before a storm.
DURING A STORM. If the weather is bad do not attempt to leave your home during a storm event. Wait until the weather has cleared to come to the shelter. If you have an emergency during the storm dial 911.
WHAT DO I NEED IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY?
Put Together a “GO-BAG” in case you must evacuate. Put this together today and not the day of the emergency. Include:
- Important papers (insurance cards, photo IDs proof of address, etc)
- Extra set of car and house keys
- Checkbook, credit and ATM cards and cash
- Bottled water and non perishable food such as energy or granola bars
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Battery-operated AM/FM radio and extra batteries
- A two-week supply of medications
- First-aid kit
- Comfortable shoes, two changes of clothes and lightweight raingear
- Child care supplies or special care items
- Personal items including books, games, or toys
How do I keep my food from spoiling in a power outage?
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to maintain the temperature. This cold should last about 4 hours if it is unopened.
- A full freezer will keep the temperature for approximately 48 hours if the door remains closed.
- Obtain dry or block ice to keep the refrigerator as cold as possible if the power is out for a prolonged period. Sign up with the Town of Somers so you will get telephone and/or e-mail information on where to pick up dry ice.
- Freeze containers of water in advance for ice to keep food cold. Put snow in coolers with food if available. Melting snow or ice will also supply water.
What essentials should I have on hand to stay in my home?
- Water – at least a 3-day supply: one gallon per person per day
- Food – at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Radio Battery-powered or hand-crank radio plus extra batteries
- First Aid Kit
- Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane, walker, etc)
- Cell phone with charge
- Family and emergency contact information
- Extra cash
- Emergency blanket
- Map(s) of the area
- Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID food, carrier, bowl)
- Tools supplies for securing home
- Extra Keys for car and house
- Extra clothing, hat, sturdy shoes, rain gear
- Insect repellent and sunscreen
- Camera for photos of damage to property
Local businesses who sell generators:
- A-AMP Electric, phone 914-621-4482, certified Generac generator dealer and installer
The Town reached out through the Somers Chamber of Commerce to find local businesses who have generators and will be open during a power outage to assist residents. The following is the list of businesses; we suggest you call them beforehand to confirm:
- Rick DiNardo, Il Forno Trattoria, 914-277-7575
- Best Plumbing Tile and Stone, 914-232-2020