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Hurricane Spurs Action on 2-1-1

By Deborah Runcie

Kingston, NY – The disastrous impact of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi is spurring counties in the Hudson Valley to fast-track a new emergency communications system. At least 169 active 2-1-1 phone links already are operating in 32 states. WAMC'S Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie reports.