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Preparedness is topic for Schoharie forum

County seeks trained volunteers

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When Tropical Storm Irene was shutting down power and tearing up roads in 2011, people were bused to a firehouse where they expected to be met by disaster volunteers. It was empty, and officials learned volunteers weren’t able to get there due to closed roads and bridges. If there were sufficient local volunteers at the time, the Huntersland firehouse may have been able to welcome those evacuees. In an effort to improve self-sufficiency in the ...


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