Get Prepared for Storm Emergencies
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NYCHA is doing our part to uphold the safety of our residents in the event of a hurricane or other weather-related emergency. As New York City’s largest landlord, our focus must be to secure our buildings and act swiftly to restore the systems and services that are most important for residents. Learn more about taking the best measures to ensure your safety:
In a planned evacuation, such as for a coastal storm, the City will advise residents of which areas are impacted and provide guidance on how the evacuation will proceed. In the case of coastal storms, designated routes have been identified throughout the city to effectively get people from low-lying hazard areas safely to higher ground.
KNOW YOUR ZONE
See the list of NYCHA developments in Hurricane Zones. You can also find out whether you live or work in a hurricane evacuation zone with the Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder, OEM's Web-based evacuation mapping tool or by calling 311.
Preparedness updates will be available as necessary in the NYCHA Journal and website, on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and at your developments. Know Your Zones: Find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone by visiting nyc.gov/hurricanezones or by calling 311.
MAKE A FINANCIAL PLAN
NYCHA offered financial planning sessions this summer to help families prepare for potential natural disasters. Learn more about preparing yourself financially.
Pack a Go Bag and a Go Wallet
- Copies of important documents
- Cash (small denominations) and debit/credit card
- List of medications you take and dosages
- Flashlight, battery-operated radio, and extra batteries
- Contact information for your household and members of your support network
- Pre-paid calling card and MetroCard
- Notepad and pen
Pack an emergency supply kit in case you stay home.
It should have enough supplies for at least one week.
- One gallon of drinking water per person per day
- Non-perishable food
NYCHA ALERTS & NOTIFY NYCHA
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is committed to communicating effectively with our residents and meeting their needs. Here, residents can sign up to receive the latest information on building service notifications and make the Authority aware of special assistance that may be needed in the event of an emergency.
PLANNING TO EVACUATE
Evacuation is used as a last resort when a serious threat to public safety exists. If you must evacuate, your first plan should always be to stay with friends or family.
- Have an emergency support network with family and friends
- Keep a document with all of your health information
- Know where you will go and how you will get there
- Ensure you have a plan for your pets
NYC Service is working with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to recruit a group of volunteers in times of emergency. Volunteers would help coordinate the distribution of essential items like food, water, and blankets to the community. Learn more about helping.
NEWSLETTER, FORMS, AND FLYERS
NYCHA Prepares Newsletter: One Year After Sandy (Español, 中文, B Русский):
Fall 2013 NYCHA Prepares Newsletter (Español, 中文, B Русский):
Emergency Preparation Tips (Español, 中文, B Русский):
My Emergency Plan: