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L.I. Launches Disaster Preparedness Website

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
Tropical Storm Hermine gathering strength in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday.

A new website, www.BeReadyLI.org, is now online to make sure Long Island residents are ready for the next storm or disaster.

The site features tips, facts, critical phone numbers, outage maps, weather updates and even pet safety guidelines.

Devera Lynn is with United Way of Long Island, one of the organizations that collaborated on the website. She wants Long Islanders to be prepared for a possible storm this weekend.

“There’s thousands of people that are still affected from Hurricane Sandy and they’re still picking up the pieces so this just reminds us as we’re hearing about these storms how important it is – and because of our partners including PSEG Long Island and our community partners – this new safety collaboration will help people be better prepared.

Hurricane Hermine is expected to travel up the East Coast and could impact Long Island over the long weekend.

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