Total Solar Eclipse
The Cattaraugus County Health Department is urging anyone who plans to view the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 to avoid looking directly at the sun unless they are wearing special eye protection. Without proper protection, viewers run the risk of damaging their retinas, which could cause an inability to see colors, the loss of central vision or even permanent blindness.
- Cattaraugus County Health Department Urges Extreme Caution When Viewing Partial Solar Eclipse (Includes NASA Solar Eclipse Glasses How-To video)
- Total Solar Eclipse 2024, Cattaraugus County Tourism and Visitor Information (Printable Information Flyer Available)
National Preparedness Month
- 2023 Theme: Take Control in 1, 2, 3 -The Journey Begins Here-
- Older Adult Preparedness
- Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Weather Emergency Preparedness and Recovery
Are You Aware and Prepared?
Think about what you would do if a bad storm, chemical spill, outbreak of flu, or an act of terrorism put you in danger. Would you know how to help yourself and your family?
Each of us can take steps to reduce our risk in any kind of emergency. Plan to be prepared so you can stay safe.
- Roll Up Your Sleeves and ServNY
- Sign up for NY-Alert and receive emergency alerts for your area.
- Citizen Preparedness Corps Tools and Resources
For Families and Individuals
The Information for Families, Individuals, and Caregivers section provides information for parents, people with special needs, pregnant women and others. You can also find fact sheets about natural disasters, like floods or ice storms. You can find out what you need to know about man-made emergencies like a chemical spill or terrorist attack, too.
For Health Care Providers
If you are a health care provider the Information for Health Care Providers site has tools and resources to help guide your response to a health emergency. This includes information you can share with your patients as well as materials to help your practice or facility be ready for an emergency.
Together we can take steps to be more aware and better prepared. Make sure New Yorkers are ready when the next disaster happens. Take time to make a plan now!