Winter Storms: Relief Efforts in Northeast New York

Winter Storms – December 2008

As of this morning, there were 13 Red Cross shelters opened in 7 counties in Northeast New York.

Map of shelters located in Northeast New York:

With high winds expected to continue, power outages are expected to rise. Here are some safety tips for blackouts:

  • Only use a flashlight for emergency lighting. Never use candles!
  • Turn off electrical equipment you were using when the power went out.
  • Avoid opening the refrigerator and freezer.
  • Do not run a generator inside a home or garage.
  • If you use a generator, connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator. Do not connect a generator to a home’s electrical system.
  • Listen to local radio and television for updated information.

More information:

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