Oakdale, NY – On June 19, Congressman Steve Israel (D-Hauppauge) will bring together emergency officials from the federal government to meet with local and county officials, first responders, and hospital administrators to put a plan in place before disaster strikes. According to experts, a large hurricane, on the scale of Katrina, could strike the Northeast this summer. Topics to be discussed Monday include: the development of a seamless communication system among all levels of government, methods of evacuation for families and their pets, and a plan to coordinate efforts of local hospitals and emergency first responders.
Those involved include: Rep. Steve Israel; Richard Rotanz, Commisioner of Emergency Management for Nassau County; Joe Williams, Suffolk County Commissioner of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services; Frank Petrone, Huntington Town Supervisor; Major General William Grisoli, US Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Commander; FEMA official; Colonel Rick Polo, US Army Corps of Engineers District Commander for New York; an Official from the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Homeland Defense; and local first responders and hospital officials
The meeting will be held in the ballroom at Dowling College, Rudolph Campus, Idle Hour Blvd., Oakdale, NY 11769 on June 19 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.