During a coastal storm or hurricane, an evacuation order may be issued for those living in hurricane evacuation zones.
If the City issues an evacuation order, evacuate as directed. Allow additional travel time and consider your needs.
Evacuate early if you rely on elevators to get out of your building. Elevators may be out of service and may not be available at all times.
If an emergency requires you to evacuate or prevents you from staying at home, consider going to a hotel, a friend or relative’s home or a shelter. If you go to an emergency shelter, wear a face covering and keep physical distance between yourself and other people.
If you are a pet owner, shelter your pet at a kennel or with friends or relatives outside the evacuation area.
If you are unable to do so, pets are allowed at all City shelters. Please bring supplies to care for your pet, including food, leashes, a carrier, and medication. Bring supplies to clean up after your animal. Only legal pets will be allowed. Service animals are always allowed. For more information on pet emergency planning, please review Ready New York: My Pet’s Emergency Plan.
Emergency shelters will be set up in schools, City buildings, and places of worship.
Shelters provide basic food, water, and supplies but you should be prepared to bring special equipment and items that you may need, including:
- Oxygen tanks
- Mobility aids
Family members or members of your emergency support network can come with you to a shelter.
Shelters are subject to change depending on the emergency.
Get information about hurricane evacuation zones, including evacuation centers.