English-Language Learners

All New Yorkers should take steps to be prepared for an emergency.

Ready New York guides offer tips and information in up to 13 languages and audio format. Get a Ready New York guide

Write down short phrases that can help you in an emergency. Prewritten cards or text messages can help you share information with your support network or emergency responders during a stressful or uncomfortable situation. You may not have much time to get your message across.

Ready New York: My Emergency Plan

Ready New York: My Emergency Plan is a workbook designed to assist New Yorkers with disabilities or access and functional needs create an emergency plan. My Emergency Plan walks users through establishing a support network, capturing important health information, planning for evacuation, and gathering emergency supplies. First responders or caregivers can also use the workbook to help people during an emergency.

We Speak NYC: The Storm

In partnership with City University of New York and the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, NYC Emergency Management produced a 25-minute episode as part of the "We Speak NYC" series geared towards English-language learners (ELL). The episode, called "The Storm," focuses on emergency preparedness and access to city resources during emergencies. The episode is also accompanied by various learning materials for beginner and intermediate English-language learners.