Hurricanes and New York City, Are you Ready?
The start of Atlantic Hurricane Season is June 1st. As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week, (May 25-31st) make sure you know what to do if there is a hurricane in your area. There is a free resource you can use for everything you need to know. Make sure to visit Know Your Zone.
• Use NYC's Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder or call 311 to find out whether your home or business is located in a hurricane evacuation zone.
• Understand hurricane hazards and the steps you can take to prepare.
• Sign up for Notify NYC (https://a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov/notifynyc/). Get the latest emergency information via text, phone, email, fax, Twitter (@NotifyNYC), BlackBerry Messenger, and instant messenger.
Know Your Zone has information about the six hurricane evacuation zones, the hazards you may face from a hurricane and what to do to prepare.
There is a guide that contains instructions on how to develop a hurricane disaster plan and secure your home before a storm as well as a map of New York City hurricane evacuation zones, you can download it here. http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/ready/hurricane_guide.shtml