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National Preparedness Month

Are You Ready?
Led by the NYC Citizen Corps, National Preparedness Month encourages all New Yorkers to be ready for the unexpected through various promotions and activities.

Spare to Prepare: Go Bag Supplies Drive
The agency is hosting a collection drive through Tuesday, Sept. 30, to help NYC residents prepare for emergencies with donated Go Bags (a collection of supplies that may be needed during an evacuation packed in an easy-to-carry container).

New Yorkers can donate new/unopened items — including LED flashlights, first-aid kits, plastic rain ponchos, hand sanitizer, whistles, and small battery-operated radios — at one of the following locations:
  • Manhattan Borough President's Office
    1 Centre Street, 19th Floor South, Manhattan
  • Brooklyn Borough Hall
    209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn
  • Bronx Borough President's Office
    851 Grand Concourse Ste. 301, Bronx
  • Queens Borough President's Office
    120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens
  • Staten Island Borough Hall
    10 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
The items will be added to donated bags, and the completed Go Bags be distributed to NYC families in need during the month of October.

Be Prepared

It's easy to become prepared for the unexpected. Learn how with the resources below:

 Ready New York

Ready New York for Kids

seniors & special needs


Ready New York

Ready New York
for Kids

Seniors &
Special Needs

For Pets

Get Involved

Getting involved with a disaster volunteer organization before an emergency will increase your ability to help when help is needed. Learn more about ways to get involved:


    Citizen Corps

Partners in Preparedness


Citizen Corps

Partners in Preparedness

Stay Connected During National Preparedness Month

NYC Emergency Management on Twitter   NYC Emergency Management on YouTube  NYC Emergency Management on Facebook  NYC Emergency Management on Instagram  NYContinuity on LinkedIn  John D. Solomon Fellows Blog  Notify NYC on YouTube  Notify NYC on Twitter

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