National Preparedness Month: Red Cross urges everyone to prepare now for emergencies | Local announcements

POUGHKEEPSIE – People everywhere are feeling the effects of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Eastern New York Region urges everyone to prepare now for these emergencies.

Last year alone, more than 40% of Americans — some 130 million people — lived in a county hit by a weather-related disaster, according to a Washington Post analysis. Disasters can happen anywhere, anytime. You can be prepared by visiting

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