Welcome to the Disaster Preparedness and Recovery website. The Town of Esopus, in conjunction with the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Ulster County, has developed a bank of resources to help prepare yourself, your family, your neighborhood, and your community.
As the impacts of climate change become more intense, it has become evident that disasters don't plan ahead, but you can! Disasters can occur unexpectedly and have devastating consequences for individuals and communities. In these situations, it is crucial to have a plan in place to minimize the impact of the disaster and recover as quickly as possible.
This website provides resources and information to help you prepare for disasters and emergencies. It covers a range of topics, from developing a family emergency plan to the multi-faceted relationship between climate change and natural disasters. We also provide information on what to do during and after a disaster, including how to access emergency services and how to start the recovery process.
Our goal is to empower individuals and communities to take proactive steps to reduce the impact of disasters and emergencies. By preparing in advance, we can better protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. We encourage you to explore the resources available on this webpage and take the necessary steps to be prepared for the unexpected.