LEWISBORO, N.Y. Should area northern Westchester towns such as Lewisboro, Pound Ridge and North Salem suffer from calamities ranging from natural disasters to terrorist attacks, it will be ready to deal with the crisis, thanks to a trailer loaded with cots and other supplies provided by the countys Office of Emergency Management.
The trailers were provided to the county through Homeland Security and are part of the Westchester County Mass Support Program.
While the trailer came to Lewisboro and is store there, it can be brought to any neighboring town and put into action.
You can set up a center where people can go it doesnt have to be in Lewisboro, said Lewisboro Facilities Manager Joel Smith.
In fact, Lewisboro said the county can take back the trailer if it needs to relocate it somewhere else.
Its sort of here on permanent loan, said Lewisboro Supervisor Charles Duffy.
In an emergency, the trailer can be brought directly to the facility where people are being relocated, such as a school gym or town houses. The size of the facility needed will be based on the nature of the emergency.
The trailer contains 30 cots and the linens for them, as well as 150 comfort kits. The comfort kits have toiletries such as shampoo, tooth paste and hand sanitizer.
Duffy said he wished the town had the trailer a few years ago when Vista suffered a long-term black out.
Power was off for a while and with no A/C people were looking for shelter, he said. We could have used this back then.
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