Emergency Email Notification System
The Village of Delanson has initiated a new Email Notification system whereby residents can be notified by email immediately of important information or any emergency situation that has developed in the Village. Examples would be water main brakes, water main repairs, hydrant flushing, sudden changes in Village services such as garbage pickup or snow plowing, flooding, road closings, damaged roads etc.. Emails will not be sent for normal news items, notices or scheduled events.
In addition, updates will be emailed to keep residents informed of the ongoing circumstances as new information is received by the Village until the event or emergency is over.
There is no cost for this service. Simply fill in your name and email address IN THE LEFT SIDEBAR BELOW, then check all the boxes that apply to where you live and whether you are on the Village Water System. Click the SUBSCRIBE button and you’re done. You will receive an email asking you to confirm your decision to receive these bulletins. Once we receive your confirmation, you will be added to our mailing list to receive theses notices.
Your privacy is important to us, so your email address will not be shared, sold or used in any other capacity and you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link on any email you receive or by contacting the web guy.
We hope this feature will not only help keep our residents well informed but safer during emergency situations.
The best way to survive an emergency is to plan ahead. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit or “go bag” and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency. But different actions may be required for different emergencies. For example, a sudden emergency may force you to evacuate your home while an outbreak of pandemic flu could keep you home bound for up to two weeks. The Schenectady County Office of Emergency Management wants to help all residents be prepared for all emergency situations. Click here to visit the Preparing for an Emergency site and learn how to:
- Create a Kit of Emergency Supplies
A basic emergency supply kit could include, but is not limited to, the following recommended items:
Water – 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days, for drinking and sanitation;
Food – at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food for each person;
Battery powered or hand-crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra
batteries for both;
Flashlight and extra batteries;
First Aid Kit;
Whistle to signal for help;
Dust masks to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting
and duct tape to shelter-in-place;
Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities;
Manual can opener for food;
Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger.
- Make a Family Plan for What You Will Do in an Emergency
- Develop a Family Communications Plan
- Getting Away
- Pandemic Flu Checklist
and much, much more.
Additional resources to prepare for an emergency:
Homeowners Guide to Lightning Safety
Preparing for Disasters in Your Home: What to Buy, What to Skip
Emergency Preparedness and Pets
Important Legal Documents for Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness for Seniors
How to Organize and Prepare for Disasters
Tips on what to do after a disaster.
Rebuilding After Disaster: Do you Stay or Leave
Disaster Recovery: Getting the Most from Your Homeowners Insurance
Buying or Selling a Car After a Disaster
Salvaging Possession and Valuables After Disaster
Picking up the Pieces After Disaster
Every minute counts in an emergency. That is why we are pleased to announce the new Schenectady County Voluntary Evacuation Registry. The registry will help make sure our seniors and special needs residents get the assistance they need during an emergency evacuation.
Additional hints for preparing emergency kits, maintaining contact numbers, and creating readiness plans. Click here to download the Emergency Checklist (103KB)
Flood Brochure – Am I ready? (1MB)