Central New York Community Resilience Strategy

American Red Cross - Central New York Region Onondaga County Food Bank of Central New York

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Did you know?

The number of natural and man-made disasters is growing. Nearly 21 million adults in the United States were affected by disasters between 2001 and 2010 – almost five times more than in the previous decade. 1

In the last two years, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy caused massive flooding in New York State. Central New York is now as vulnerable to natural disasters as any other area, and Onondaga County also needs to be prepared for man-made disasters such as chemical spills, nuclear accidents and pandemic health concerns.

Are we prepared?

The American Red Cross, Onondaga County Department of Emergency Management, Onondaga County Health Department, and Food Bank of Central New York have partnered to coordinate a Community Resilience Strategy, which aims to make Onondaga County better prepared in the event of a disaster.

What can you do?

Phase I in this strategy is to identify Onondaga County’s strengths and weaknesses in disaster preparedness. By participating in this survey, you will help us determine areas that need to be addressed. The survey will be available at this site until Friday, May 31, 2013.

The survey will take just a few minutes.

Take the Survey

Thank you for your interest in being a prepared citizen!

Special thanks to our donors and partners:

1. 2011 World Disaster Report: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies