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New York gets its 10th emergency stockpile

Staff Writer |
The New York State's 10th emergency stockpile in Western New York has been opened, placing key emergency assets in the western region to support local response needs during an emergency or disaster.

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The stockpile location, strategically placed in Hamburg, located in Erie County, will complement the State's robust stockpile system and places a variety of resources that are often needed during a disaster throughout the state for rapid deployment regardless of scale, location, or type of weather event or emergency.

The 35,000 square foot facility is located in Hamburg NY and is equipped with essential emergency supplies including 26 light towers, 138 pumps and hoses, over 100,000 sandbags, a sand bagger, 700 cots, over 1,000 each of blankets and pillows, 88 generators, over 500 flashlights, and 36,000 cans of water.

It will also be utilized as a key staging location for emergency vehicles and personnel for emergency response in the Western New York region.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed the implementation of the state stockpile program after Tropical Storms Lee and Irene to pre-position equipment and supplies, including generators, pumps, water filters, specialized rescue equipment, communications equipment and personal care items such as food, water, cots and blankets.

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