September is Disaster Preparedness Month. Hurricane Harvey reminds us that planing ahead can help save lives. New York City’s office of Emergency Management (OEM) has many worthwhile resources for disaster preparedness. Several important links are provided below. This is also a good time to remember to check-in with your neighbors before and during significant weather and emergency events.

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Homepage for NYC Emergency Management: This is the home page for NYC Emergency Management.

Get Prepared Information Page: General information on emergency preparedness.

Emergency Plan Workbook: This is a guide to develop your own emergency plan for you and your family.

Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder: This zone finder will show you in which evacuation zone you reside (should significant flooding occur in the city) and identifies locations of evacuation centers.

Brochure: Hurricanes and New York City: A separate guide on preparing for hurricanes that also give information on creating a “Go Bag” and having emergency supplies. This guide includes an evacuation zone map.

Preparedness Tips for Seniors

Preparedness Tips for Pet Owners

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