Nassau County will house a trailer filled with vital resources in case of an emergency in the parking lot of Number Six School in Woodmere.
The Office of Emergency Management’s Disaster Response and Relief Trailers are one of many protective measures being implemented by County Executive Edward Mangano since Hurricane Sandy devastated scores of South Shore communities last October, according to a press release.
“This allocation of resources is crucial to Nassau County's aggressively proactive approach to future natural and made-made disasters,” Mangano said. “Woodmere is the geographic center of the Five Towns, and adjacent to many of the areas in the Five Towns hardest hit during Hurricane Sandy. In the event of catastrophe, we anticipate having the Disaster Recovery and Relief Trailer in Woodmere will serve as an easy point of access for crucial recovery and relief resources.”
Each trailer is fully equipped with cots, blankets, linens and various hygiene supplies. The primary function of the trailer is to ensure the immediate availability to vital resources needed to provide first aid, shelter and hygiene to residents and first responders in the event of extreme weather events such as flooding or gale force winds, as well as fire, gas leaks, and various other incidents that may place area residents at risk.
In the event of an emergency, Nassau County OEM will have direct access to all trailers, which are deployed throughout the county. OEM made use of these trailers in the days and weeks following Hurricane Sandy.