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Nuclear emergencies generally involve radiation exposure. If a nuclear emergency from Indian Point occured, Cornwall could be affected. The following are the recommendation of the Cornwall Office of Emergency Management to have in or add to your emergency kit to help you and your family in the event of a nuclear emergency.

Items such as:

  • Non-perishable food
  • Water
  • A battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Extra flashlights and batteries

Consider adding plastic sheeting, tarps, duct tape and scissors to the kit in order be better prepared for a nuclear power plant incident. You may want to prepare a portable kit and keep it in your car in case you are told to evacuate. This kit should include:

  • Copies of prescription medications and medical supplies.
  • Bedding and clothing, including sleeping bags and pillows.
  • Copies of important documents: driver’s license, Social Security card, proof of residence, insurance policies, wills, deeds, birth and marriage certificates, tax records, etc.

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