Contact

Lisa McCafferty, R.S., MPH
Public Health Director

mccaffertyl@co.tioga.ny.us

Telephone:
607-687-8630

Location & Phone

1062 State Route 38
PO Box 120
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:
607-687-8600
Fax:
607-223-7019

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Healthy Neighborhoods Program

How Safe Is Your Home?

The Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) provides a free in home assessment focusing on home safety.  An HNP team member can discuss areas where safety can be improved and may also supply FREE items to assist you with making your home safer!

 Tioga County Residents can call 687-8390 to schedule a FREE home safety check!

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888-369-0700
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607-687-8694

September is National Preparedness Month

Last Updated: Friday, September 1, 2017

In light of recent events going on in Houston, Texas, we kindly ask everyone to ask themselves, AM I PREPARED? Floods, snowstorms, and disease outbreaks are all potential events that have, and are likely to occur in Tioga County. The best way to prepare as a community is to get ready as an individual first. Disasters don’t plan ahead, but you can!

Do you have a communication plan with your family? Cell phones may not work during disasters. Make sure you have a meeting spot and back-up communication method to stay connected with loved ones, such as an amateur (HAM) radio. HAM radios can be used to talk across towns without needing Internet or cell phones.

Evacuations are very common in disasters, and not all shelters have enough supplies. Do you have a Go Kit? Go Kits are portable kits that include essential emergency supplies. Make sure you have enough water, clothes, medication, toiletries, pet supplies, and backup power sources such as batteries for three days.

Want more information? Follow our Facebook page, download the FEMA app, or go to our website at www.tiogacountyny.com/departments/public-health! Our Preparedness Coordinator, Emily Warfle, would also love to speak with you! Give her a call at (607) 687-8607.

You can’t always predict a disaster, but YOU CAN PREPARE for one.


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