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May 28, 2018

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Emergency

Legislators Updated On 911 Enhancements, 5-Year plan

County legislators recently were updated on the work that’s under way on several of the new radio towers that will play a key role in upgrading Oswego County’s emergency radio communications system. The new interoperable radio system will be used by emergency responders to answer calls in all areas of the county – and across county lines. It will provide 97 percent coverage for portable radios used by emergency responders.

September is Preparedness Month

The Oswego County Health Department wants to make sure that county residents are ready for an emergency during Preparedness Month this September. Do you have emergency supplies set aside in case there’s a disaster? Does your family have an emergency plan?

SKYWARN Training in Fulton Wednesday

SKYWARN spotters support their local community and government by providing reports of severe weather directly to the National Weather Service in Buffalo through amateur radio or the NWS spotter hotline. The services performed by SKYWARN spotters have saved many lives.

NYSDOT Installs I-81 Emergency Closure Gates

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Regional Director Carl Ford today announced the installation of emergency road closure gates at four entrances to southbound Interstate 81 in northern Oswego County.

Quarterly Siren Tests Scheduled for Nov. 2 – 6 in Oswego County

The Oswego County Emergency Management Office announces that the system of emergency notification sirens surrounding the three nuclear power plants at Nine Mile Point will be tested during the week of Nov. 2 through 6. Each of the 37 individual sirens will be tested between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. between Monday, Nov. 2, and Thursday, Nov. 5.

Oswego County Conducts ‘Successful’ Federal Exercise Of Nuclear Plan

A federally-evaluated exercise of Oswego County’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program “was very successful,” said Rebecca Thomson of Federal Emergency Management Agency Region II‘s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program. Thomson announced the preliminary findings of the evaluation during a public meeting Sept. 25 at the Oswego County Joint Information Center.

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