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Reducing Our Risk
Organization: Red Hook HUB, c/o Red Hook Initiative
The Red Hook HUB is a public communications system that helps inform, connect, and engage the Red Hook community. Through the HUB, community members are able to share and access information relevant to community needs during both crisis and non-crisis conditions. The HUB is a system of physical and digital community bulletin boards designed to serve the diverse constituencies of Red Hook. The HUB consists of participant content shared via online submission, social media, and physical postings by community members, organizations, businesses and government officials. The physical structures are placed throughout the community and consist of HUB bulletin boards, “HUBlets” containing weekly updates, and HUB LED tickers that display official information. During a weather emergency, such as Hurricane Sandy, the HUB will become a reliable and trustworthy source for vital and relevant information that members of the community will rely on. Ensuring that evacuation procedures and proper safety measures effectively reach the community before a weather emergency strikes, and where to obtain rescue and relief services afterwards is vital to preventing/ minimizing loss and damage.