Date(s) - 10/08/2013
Red Hook Beacon Community Center
Time Warner Cable and The Weather Channel, the world’s leading weather authority, will host an event on October 8 with Good Shepherd Services at its Red Hook Beacon Community Center at P.S. 15 – 71 Sullivan St., Brooklyn, NY from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m. to kick off “Connect with Weather,” a new co-branded campaign that educates families and communities about the importance of weather preparedness.
“Connect with Weather” combines best-in-class weather and science information from The Weather Channel with resources from some of the nation’s most trusted non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross, giving Time Warner Cable customers access to life-saving information. Fun and interactive, this event will teach families how to create and put into practice their own emergency plan. On-camera meteorologist Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel will be in attendance to provide special expertise and insight on the importance of planning.
“Time Warner Cable is proud to partner with The Weather Channel to bring the Connect With Weather safety and preparedness initiative event to the Red Hook community, which was hit particularly hard by Super Storm Sandy” said John Quigley, Regional Vice President of Operations at Time Warner Cable.
“Good Shepherd Services is thrilled to have the opportunity to host the “Connect with Weather” safety and preparedness event with The Weather Channel and Time Warner Cable. The Red Hook community was deeply affected by Super Storm Sandy and we are very proud to provide the community with the information and resources they need to be better prepared in the future,” said Sr. Paulette LoMonaco, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services.
Encouraging Time Warner Cable subscribers to plan ahead to ensure the safety of family and friends when severe weather strikes, event activities include:
- Emergency kit demos – A local American Red Cross representative will demonstrate and discuss how to put together a family emergency plan and kit.
- Meteorologist Meet and Greet – Attendees can meet, ask questions, and take photos with The Weather Channel on-camera meteorologist Jim Cantore.
- Preparing for Pets – Volunteers from the American Human Association will be on hand to talk about special considerations for pet safety and preparedness.
- Raffles & Giveaways – Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win various prizes throughout the event and will receive their own severe weather family guide.
“Connect with Weather” emphasizes the dedication of Time Warner Cable and The Weather Channel to keep the public safe and informed before, during and after severe weather. For more information about “Connect with Weather,” visit: www.ConnectWithWeather.com/TimeWarnerCable.