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NYC Hazards



Building Collapses/Explosions
Building collapses or explosions can result from structural damage, a gas leak, or sabotage.
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Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide — a colorless and odorless gas — can be dangerous to your health, and can cause serious illness or death.
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Coastal Storms & Hurricanes
Coastal storms, including nor'easters, tropical storms and hurricanes, can and do affect New York City.
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Disease Outbreaks & Biological Events
In addition to naturally occurring disease outbreaks, certain biological agents may be used by terrorists to cause illness or death.
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Earthquakes
Although earthquakes are uncommon in New York City, tremors occasionally occur and residents should be prepared.
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Extreme Heat
During the summer months, New Yorkers are especially vulnerable to heat-related hazards.
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Fire
In addition to structural and electrical fires, New York City also can experience brush fires.
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Flooding
Floods account for more than $1 billion in property losses in the United States each year. Everyone is susceptible to flood damage.
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HazMats, Chemical Spills & Radiation
If New York City became exposed to hazardous materials, chemical spills or radiation, there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
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Severe Weather
Severe weather, such as flash flooding, thunderstorms, high winds, and tornadoes, can occur with little or no warning.
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Thoughts on Terrorism
A terrorist's primary objective is to create fear. With accurate information and basic emergency preparedness, you can fight back.
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Utility Disruptions
While utility disruptions — including power, water, gas, and phone outages — can be dangerous, their effects can be prevented.
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Winter Weather
New York City winters often bring extreme cold, heavy snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain.
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Reduce Your Risk
Learn more about the New York City Hazard Mitigation Plan