Preparation Is Key

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Woodhull Elementary School primary and early elementary students learned the basics of home safety and emergency preparedness in a special presentation by Nanette McNulty from the United Way of Long Island.

The presentation was part of an Islandwide effort known as Be Ready Long Island, in cooperation with PSE&G and the new 211 non-emergency health and human services phone system in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The event featured a combination of hands-on activities and video clips from Sesame Workshop. Through the activities, the students learned the importance of knowing their address, what to do in case of an emergency, the proper use of 911 and 211 phone numbers, and locating important items such as blankets, flashlights, bandages and water in case of emergency or disaster. Each student received a yellow hard hat along with an educational coloring book and crayons as part of the event.