Disaster Preparedness

You Can Prepare for Disaster

Emergency Preparedness Checklist


New York City has worked hard to prepare for emergencies. Our City government plans and drills regularly. Schools, non-profit organizations and businesses are also preparing. Although the City can respond to disasters, only you can prepare yourself and your household for emergencies.

There are many guides written and available free of charge from New York City. Ready New YorkReady New York- My Pet Emergency Plan and Ready New York-Hurricanes and New York City are among the many comprehensive guides to help you be fully prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. The Ready New York guides describe many of the emergencies that we could face as New Yorkers and provides important information on how to respond and prepare. Following that advice will help you and your household take control of disasters.

You can receive these by guides by clicking on the links above or by visiting any NYC government office or call 311. If you need access to non-emergency services or information about City government programs, you can call 212-504-4115. In the case of an emergency, always call 911. www.NYC.gov/oem is another resource to get information about the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and disaster preparedness.