What's Being Done For You: Awareness

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Who’s Got Your Six?

There are some basic principles you can follow and steps to take to protect your home, family, business, and community. But when a hazard is headed your way, pay attention to the local, state and federal authorities, those trained professionals who are dedicated to assisting you by making sure you are properly protected. Adhering to their advice and orders can save you from costly damage and heartbreaking loss. Yes, the authorities and their protocols are there to help you. And in worst-case situations, their command and control presence will be a community’s balm in Gilead.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Command Center in Washington, D.C.

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“Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.”

- Kurt Vonnegut



The American Red Cross mobilized more than 5,300 employees and volunteers in response to Superstorm Sandy. They distributed more than 1.5 million relief items and served more than 4 million meals and snacks.

New York City is generally praised for its post-Sandy relief actions, but a federal court decided that New York City did not do enough to protect persons with disabilities. This is the first ruling of its kind in our country and could result in big changes for our cities and the 73 million disabled people in the U.S.

Almost 116,000 National Grid customers lost electricity in Rhode Island when Superstorm Sandy hit. Within three days, National Grid restored service to over 105,000 of those customers.

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