MAMARONECK, N.Y. Hurricane Irene hit New York almost a year ago, leaving Mamaroneck and surrounding areas devastated in its wake.
While most have recovered since Irene, many people were left with destroyed homes and limited knowledge about where to turn for help.
To assist families who were impacted by Irene, and those who are vulnerable to future storms and flooding in their current homes, The Westchester County Long-Term Recovery Coalition is hosting an informational session about natural disasters, to be held Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Mamaroneck.
There is the anniversary date of Irene coming up, and there are still people out there who are struggling emotionally, physically and financially, said Pat Anderson, United Ways 211 Outreach and Emergency Management Director.
Families and individuals can attend this free informational event to learn about various services available during times of extreme weather. Presentations and information sessions will also be held on how to prepare for weather emergencies, where to find information, how to cope with the aftermath of storms, and ways to relax and ease the mind while coping with post-disaster trauma.
We are trying to bring out people who still need services, said Anderson. But we are also preparing people for future events - such as, what do you want to have with you during a storm?
The Westchester County Long-Term Recovery Coalition is a group of organizations that provide services for Westchester County residents who have suffered, or could suffer, physical, mental and emotional damage from extreme weather disasters.
Some of the sponsors for this event include the Mental Health Association of Westchester, Project Hope, the Hispanic Resource Center, United Ways Hudson Valley Region 211 Information Service, and Catholic Charities.
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