As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced this week that an Office of Emergency Management (OEM) fully-equipped Disaster Response and Relief Trailer has been placed in Levittown.
This trailer placement is "one of many protective measures implemented by County Executive Mangano since last year's devastating storm," the county said in a release.
“This allocation of resources is crucial to Nassau County's aggressively proactive approach to future natural and made-made disasters,” Mangano said. “The location of the trailer in Levittown provides central access for our residents living in the Farmingdale and Levittown communities. In the event of catastrophe, we anticipate having the Disaster Recovery and Relief Trailer will serve as an easy point of access for crucial recovery and relief resources.”
The primary function of the Disaster Recovery and Relief Trailer is to ensure the immediate availability to vital resources needed to provide first aid, shelter and hygiene to residents and Emergency First Responders in the event of future health and environmental hazards resulting from extreme weather events, including 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. Each trailer is fully equipped with cots, blankets, linens, and various hygiene supplies. OEM made effective use of these trailers in the days and weeks following Hurricane Sandy as the county aided thousands of residents.