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Extreme Weather Preparedness

lightning stormWe can't always predict what kinds of extreme weather or natural disasters will occur, but we can be prepared. Extreme heat and hurricanes do occur in the New York City area--learn more and be prepared.

Preventing Heat Illness
Hot and humid summer weather can cause serious illness and death. On average, more Americans die from heat waves than all other natural disasters combined. The best way to prevent heat illness is to stay in an air conditioned place. Make sure you are prepared and help family, friends, and neighbors stay cool during a heat wave.

► Learn more about heat illness and heat waves.

► See Tips For Keeping Cool When It's Hot Outside (PDF)
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Hurricane Preparedness
hurricane brochure Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York City includes general tips on how to prepare for any emergency, instructions on how to develop a hurricane disaster plan and secure your home before a storm, and a map of New York City hurricane evacuation zones.

► See Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York City (PDF)
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Last Updated: January 16, 2013