Get ahead of hurricane season with PrepareAthon Day at Patchogue-Medford Library



Warmer weather is coming to Patchogue and Medford, but hurricane season is also around the corner.

Patchogue-Medford Library along with several other local organizations want to help families get ready for extreme weather conditions with a PrepareAthon Day at the library on Wednesday, April 29, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Families will be able to participate in activities that tie into getting ready for potential weather disasters such as hurricanes, flooding and other extreme weather events at the event, which is being organized by the Greater Patchogue Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD).

Parents will be able to speak with community representatives on how to get ready for our area’s next big storm, while children can play in fun activities and games.

The Patchogue event is part of the national America’s PrepareAthon! movement, aiming to increase weather disaster preparedness for individuals and communities.

Can’t make it to the event? Register for it anyway online at the website, which has online resources on how to prepare for floods, hurricanes, winter storms and other situations.

As with many life events, preparation is the key to success. Being able to practice for a potential emergency event in advance can keep families ahead of the game when the next hurricane or tropical storm hits the area.

For more information, click here to see the event’s flyer in English. The flyer is also available in Spanish by clicking here.

With Danielle Paisley

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