In the aftermath of recent severe storms and weather conditions, a town-hall style meeting is scheduled for tonight at Republic Airport.
WABC-TV has announced the first in a series of AccuWeather Town Hall Meetings to explore how residents and businesses can better prepare for severe storms and winter weather.
The first of these forums will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, inside the hangars of Northeast Aviation, adjacent to the airport’s Main Terminal off Route 110.
The event is open to the public.
Eyewitness News Meteorologists Lee Goldberg and Bill Evans, who have been forecasting and covering weather for a combined 51 years, will host the event and answer weather questions.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and their respective emergency response teams will also be on hand to help residents better prepare for weather emergencies.
“Nassau County has learned manylessons from Hurricane Irene and incorporated them into our current emergency planning," Mangano said. "Individual homeowners need to do the same, especially those who think they have lived through the worst of a major hurricane. Preparation can’t begin soon enough.”
Among the topics to be discussed will be knowing your community’s hurricane risks, learning safe routes to mid-island evacuation centers and how to ensure that enough non-perishable food, water and medical supplies are on hand.
“Past storms have taught us that emergency crews can only do so much in getting to those who failed to take precautions in a region of nearly three million people," Bellone said. "This kind of discussion is designed to get everyone engaged as a full partner in preparing for the storms still in our future."