7/10/2009 9:32:01 AM

What: 

The Westchester County Board of Legislators Committees on Budget and Appropriations and Public Safety and Security will meet to approve an act that would supply municipalities with shelter supplies in the event of an emergency that requires residents to seek temporary shelter
 

Who:

Speakers to be present (still in formation):

  • Legislator Jose Alvarado, Chair of the Committee (D, WFP-Yonkers)
  • A representative from the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services  

Where:       

Westchester County Board of Legislators Legislative Committee Room  

800 Michaelian Office Building
148 Martine Avenue, 8th Floor (corner of Court Street)
White Plains, NY
 

When:

Monday, July 13th, 2009 at 10:00am sharp

Why:

In the wake of the recent weather systems that  have hit towns in Southern Westchester  as well as  other recent natural disasters, the need for an efficient disaster preparedness plan is apparent.   The Department of Emergency Services would  enter into inter-municipal agreements (IMAs) with one or more municipalities to  set up emergency shelters throughout the County that would contain supplies and equipment for those that are displaced.