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Owego Prepares For Future Natural Disasters

Much of the repairs from the flood of 2011 are behind us--but many Owego residents are still feeling the affects of what the disaster caused by the storm.
 
Senator Tom Libous, along with members of National guard, spoke to the community at a Citizen Preparedness Training Program about ways to be more prepared, should these natural disasters happen again. Libous says the Southern Tier is a tight knit community, and it's important to help each other out before and especially after  a disaster hits.

"One of the things that I feel is important is that people that are here today go home and talk to a neighbor or a relative and explain to them what they learned so that they prepare themselves for whatever may lie ahead of us," said Senator Tom Libous.
"It devastated Owego and it also devastated parts of  Apalachin. So it's easy to be pre-prepared, rather than react after word," said Bob Squier, Apalachin Resident
 
Participants were also given first aid emergency kits with with essential survival tools--including a portable radio, batteries, a flashlight, and medical wipes--which will help those in the Southern Tier be some of the best prepared citizens in the country.

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