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East Village Building Collapse Relief & Recovery Information

Reprinted courtesy of: New York Citizen Corps Communications Network
Following last Thursday afternoon’s explosion and building collapse in the East Village on East 7th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan, a reception center is open at Tompkins Square Branch Library (331 East 10th Street) from 9 AM to 8 PM.

Message from NYC OEM CERT Program Manager: CERT Volunteers Invaluable in Building Collapse Recovery Effort

I wanted to share with you the incredible work CERT has been doing this past week. Wednesday’s building collapse on East 116 Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem had a major impact on the city. Throughout this response, CERT members have been integral to providing support to first responders and on-site agencies.

Disaster Readiness in Schools a Growing Concern

You have to wonder what has taken us so long. From the massacres at Columbine (1999) and Virginia Tech (2007) to the most recent tragedy in Sandy Hook, CT, just days before the 2012 Christmas holidays were to begin, it has been obvious that our children are far too vulnerable in the very structures that should provide them safe haven. While these three tragedies and too many others involved crazed gunmen, unstable people with guns are just the beginning.

Preparedness News : Weekend Roundup 2012-11-04

Sunday, November 4, 2012 – When it comes to disaster preparedness, it’s not like we don’t know what we need to do, which begs the question: Why aren’t we — and our governments, who presumably have more unfettered access to the opinions and predictions of experts — better prepared for disasters like Katrina and Hurricane Sandy?