Emergencies happen every day in NYC. Here are some simple steps you can take to prepare yourself to better face an emergency. Click on the images below to learn more about gathering supplies, making a plan, sheltering in place, and more. For more detailed information, please visit www.redcross.org, www.nyc.gov/oem, or www.ready.gov.
MAKE A PLAN. STAY INFORMED. TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBORS. KNOW THE RISKS.
Make a Plan. Make and practice evacuation plans and choose meeting places to regroup if you are separated. Discuss the possible emergencies and how you would cope with them. Write your plan down, along with all important contact information and meeting place addresses. Make copies for each member of your family. Think about places where you could stay if asked to evacuate for some time.
Stay Informed. Maintain access to official announcements to help you make the best decisions for you and your family. Purchase a battery or crank-operated radio in case of a power outage. Click the image above to sign up for Notify NYC and receive alerts via SMS/text, email, and phone. Designate an out-of-state contact who can relay messages between you and other family members in the disaster area in case local phone lines are jammed.
- Notify NYC
- New York City Office of Emergency Management
- New York State Office of Emergency Management
- Ready New York
- Ready New York Guides:
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Disasters
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Disasters
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- American Red Cross