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  • Hurricanes 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 Guide, there are specialized guides for:

  • Students in grades K-12
  • 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, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Urdu, and Yiddish, as well as others.

    Online

    By Mail

    Call 311 to request a paper copy.

    Bulk Requests for Ready New York Guides

    If you need more than 50 copies of a Ready New York Guide, you can submit a bulk order request.

    Online

    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 is an interactive workbook designed to help New Yorkers, especially those with special 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 workplan is available in the following languages:

    • English
    • Spanish
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Russian
    • Haitian Creole
    • Italian
    • Korean

    Online

    Download Ready New York: My Emergency Plan.

    By Mail

    Call 311 to request a paper copy.

    Bulk Requests for Ready New York Guides

    If you need more than 50 copies of a Ready New York Guide, you can submit a bulk order request.

    Online

    Email the Ready New York program.

    By Mail

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

    Call 311 to request a paper copy.

    NYCEM has launched an 11-minute video on emergency preparedness. 

    This video, as well as other Ready New York videos, are available online. The City is not giving out copies at this time. 

    Watch Ready New York Videos.

    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.

    Find an event on the Citywide Events Calendar.

    Ready New York speakers teach emergency preparedness to community groups, businesses, schools, and other groups of 50 or more. 

    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.

    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.