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  • Hurricane Preparedness to learn about hurricane preparation, including evacuation zones and centers
  • Notify NYC to learn about the public messaging system which informs the public of emergency activity in New York City
  • Prescription Preparedness to learn how to prepare for emergencies if you take prescription medication

NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) created the Ready New York campaign in 2003 to educate New Yorkers about the hazards they may face. The campaign also encourages residents to prepare for all types of emergencies in New York City.

You can get Ready New York guides that cover a variety of topics. You can also learn about other Ready New York resources and events.

You can get Ready New York guides that outline the very basic steps New Yorkers should take to prepare for emergencies. The guides also contain information about how to put together a Go Bag and an emergency supply kit. Although the City does not provide Go Bags, Ready New York explains how to assemble one.

In addition to the general Ready New York guides, there are specialized guides for:

  • Elementary and middle school students
  • Seniors
  • People with disabilities
  • Businesses
  • Pets

You can also get:

  • A pocket-sized Ready New York guide
  • A quick reference card to record your disaster plan details and contact information for all household members
  • Audio versions of Ready New York guides for the hard of hearing

Select guides are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Urdu, and Yiddish, as well as others. You also can download the Ready NYC mobile application for your Apple or Android device.


    Get Ready New York Guides and Resources.

    Download a Ready New York pocket guide.

    Download the Ready New York Reference Card.

    Download the Ready NYC app.

    Email the Ready New York program.

    By Mail

    Ready New York Program
    New York City Emergency Management
    165 Cadman Plaza East
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    The Ready New York: My Emergency Plan + Hurricanes and New York City is an interactive workbook designed to help New Yorkers, especially those with disabilities and access and functional needs, create an emergency plan. 

    My Emergency Plan walks users through:

    • Establishing a support network
    • Capturing important health information 
    • Evacuation planning
    • Gathering emergency supplies
    • How to prepare for a hurricane, including a map detailing hurricane evacuation zones and routes in New York City

    The Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York City guide is now included in the My Emergency Plan workbook.

    The workbook is available in the following languages:

    • English
    • Spanish
    • Chinese
    • Russian
    • Arabic
    • Bengali
    • French
    • Haitian Creole
    • Italian
    • Korean
    • Polish
    • Urdu
    • Yiddish


    Download Ready New York: My Emergency Plan.

    By Mail

    Ready New York Program
    New York City Emergency Management
    165 Cadman Plaza East
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    NYC Emergency Management has produced videos that focus on emergency preparedness. 

    These videos are available online.

    Watch Ready New York Videos.

    Request copies of Ready New York materials.

    NYC Emergency Management hosts presentations and fairs designed to educate New Yorkers about how to prepare for all types of emergencies. 

    You can search for a Ready New York Event on the Citywide Events Calendar, or visit the Ready New York program online.

    Find an event on the Citywide Events Calendar.

    Learn more about Ready New York.

    Ready New York speakers teach emergency preparedness to community groups, businesses, schools, and other groups.

    Trained speakers from NYC Emergency Management provide a detailed presentation on the most common hazards New Yorkers may face and how to prepare for them. 

    Learn how to request a Ready New York speaker.

    NYC Emergency Management helps local organizations build capacity within their community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency through its Community Preparedness program.


    Learn about community preparedness.

    Contact the Community Preparedness Team.

    By Mail

    Community Preparedness Program
    New York City Emergency Management
    165 Cadman Plaza East
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    You can get information about how to stay safe during a terrorist attack or other emergency situation.

    PlanNowNYC provides tips to help you stay informed about possible emergencies and make a plan.

    Learn about staying safe during an emergency.

    Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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