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Coastal Storm

Coastal StormCoastal storms, including nor'easters, tropical storms and hurricanes, can and do affect New York City. New York is among the country’s most susceptible cities to hurricane hazards. Although cities like New Orleans and Houston experience hurricanes more often, New York City’s geography makes its population especially vulnerable to wind and flooding.

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Cold Weather

Cold WeatherLiving without heat or being outdoors in the cold weather for prolonged times can be dangerous. Protect yourself and help others who may be at increased risk of health problems from the cold.

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Earthquake

EarthquakeMovement of the ground is seldom the actual cause of death or injury. Most earthquake-related injuries result from collapsing walls, falling objects or debris (including glass, ceiling fixtures) or people trying to move more than a few feet during the tremors. Fire is also a common hazard due to broken gas lines and damaged electrical lines.

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Heat

HeatHot and humid summer weather can cause heat illness and even death. More Americans die from heat waves than all other natural disasters combined. In New York City, more than 80% of heat stroke deaths in recent years involved victims who were exposed to heat in homes without air conditioning. Older adults, people with chronic medical conditions or mental health conditions, the socially isolated, and certain other groups are most vulnerable.

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