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From the Desk of Senator Kemp Hannon: March 26, 2010

Do You Receive NY-Alert?

It’s a valuable resource that many residents are not aware of. It’s called “NY-Alert,” a free service managed by the New York State Emergency Management Office that will contact you through e-mail alerts, cell phones texts, and/or other ways of your choice, including: Severe Weather, AMBER & Missing Child Alerts, Sex Offender Re-location Alerts, Public Health Alerts, Consumer Protection Issues and Emergency Road Closings.


Many residents were not expecting the hurricane force winds that raced through Long Island towns during this past storm system. Many more were surprised by the number of downed trees, wires and other damage in their communities.

NY-Alert is part of New York State’s ongoing commitment to provide New Yorkers with instantaneous information at their finger tips so that they will understand the risks and threats that they may face and know how to respond accordingly. For more information and to sign up for NY-Alert, visit: https://users.nyalert.gov. For important legislative information and to review a list of upcoming informative events in your community, visit www.kemphannon.com.