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Seminar on hurricanes set for Tuesday in Bethpage

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This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration image acquired by the NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP satellite's VIIRS infrared sensor shows Hurricane Bud. (May 24, 2012) Credit: Getty/HO

Meteorology and emergency management experts are scheduled to lead a hurricane and emergency preparedness seminar Tuesday in Bethpage.

The event is set for 7 p.m. at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center and is hosted by Oyster Bay Town’s public safety department. It is intended to help residents prepare for hurricanes and other weather emergencies — with information on when to evacuate, what to do during the storm and how to deal with the aftermath, town officials said.

The seminar is to include an overview of the Swiftreach 911 emergency notification system and a tour of the Morrelly center, which houses Nassau County’s Office of Emergency Management, officials said.

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season has begun and residents should be prepared in light of last year’s Tropical Storm Irene, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto said in a statement.

“All residents should compile an emergency kit, know evacuation routes and be familiar with shelter locations,” information to be discussed at the seminar, Venditto said.
 

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