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Gov. Cuomo Announces Program Aimed At Preparing New Yorkers For Natural Disasters

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Dennis Kane stands above the charred remains of his destroyed home in the hard hit Breezy Point neighborhood on December 7, 2012. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Dennis Kane stands above the charred remains of his destroyed home in the hard hit Breezy Point neighborhood on December 7, 2012. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Governor Andrew Cuomo wants New Yorkers to be prepared during natural disasters.

Between snowstorms, Superstorm Sandy, and severe thunderstorms New Yorkers have seen their share of bad weather.

Governor Cuomo has announced training programs across the state designed with the goal of training 100,000 New Yorkers on how to prepare for emergencies and disasters, WCBS 880 reported.

“Preparedness really does begin at home and this initiative is designed to help citizens focus on that, to make it a priority and to give them a starter kit as well as some training,” New York State Homeland Security Services spokesman Jim Sherry said.

The starter kit includes a pocket radio, flashlights, a first aid kit, and water.

Training sessions will be held all over the state including at the state colleges in Farmingdale.

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