September 23, 2020
Dear Village Residents:
With all the news of the Coronavirus crisis, it would be easy to forget that experts are calling for an active tropical storm and hurricane season. Tropical Storm/Hurricane Season began June 1st and will last until November 30th, but the peak of the season will be in our area throughout September and October. That being said, we do not want to be figuring things out as a major storm bears down on us, and, as such, the Village continues to look for ways to improve and fine-tune our emergency preparedness plans, and we encourage our residents to do the same. We should all prepare for potential severe weather situations like hurricanes, tropical storms, nor’easters, and abnormal high tide flooding events. Here are some important tips to keep in mind for your planning:
- If a hurricane, or another tropical storm, hits and power is interrupted, and with the current pandemic, residents should be prepared to shelter at home.
- At minimum, everyone should have on hand:
- 3-days of food
- 7-days of medication
- 3-gallons of drinking water per person
- LED flashlights
- A battery-powered AM radio.
- Make sure to have extra cash on hand if a storm is approaching, and be sure your fuel tank is full. Bank ATMs and gas pumps may not work if electricity goes out.
- If you have pets, have a kit for them too, with items like a carrier, medicine, and ample food supplies.
- Create a family emergency plan and emergency contact list.
Above, I have listed some of the basics for being prepared for the next storm event. The Village of Lindenhurst is here to assist our residents in any way we can be of help. Our community continues to be “Lindy Strong”, helping one another in times of need. I can never state it enough, I am proud to be your Mayor.
Michael A. Lavorata, Mayor