Rising Above: Citywide Flood Preparedness Day of Action & Resource Fair

Photo of flooded street

Prepare for flooding! Attend the Day of Action on August 23.

You’re invited!  
NYC Emergency Management and CERT Flooding Preparedness Day of Action 

  • Diversity Plaza, Jackson Heights, Queens 
  • 11 AM to 3 PM
  • Come pick up flood barriers and alarms while supplies last, learn more about how to stay safe in flooding, and bring your preparedness questions for NYCEM Staff!

Photo of flooded street with the text: Rising Above: Flood Preparedness Fair - Free flood barriers & alarms - while supplies last!, Learn tips to keep yourself safe in case of flooding, Meet NYCEM Staff & ask questions you have about preparedness, at Diversity Plaza, Queens, 37th Road & 74th Street on August 23, 11 am - 3 pm

Get free supplies to protect your family and your home!

Has your home or apartment flooded before? Get two effective, free tools that can protect your family and your home in case of future floods: 

  • Protect your home with a flood barrier.
    • Flood barriers can block water from getting into your home. Set them up if you know that flooding is likely to happen in the next several hours. 
  • Flood alarms can save your life! 
    • Flood alarms will emit an alarm when water touches them, giving you a warning to evacuate. These are best for people who live in basement apartments. 

Pick up free flood barriers and flood alarms at the following locations: 

Boro Park Jewish Community Council
Wednesday, September 12
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1310 46th Street, Brooklyn, 11219

Life Together Works NYC - East Bronx COAD
Thursday, September 28
6:30 PM to 8 PM
Life Together Works NYC
2347 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, New York 10473

Yemeni American Merchants Association
Throughout September
352 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Learn about flooding in your neighborhood and how you can protect yourself.

Do you live in a flood-prone area? Check your flood risk using the NYC Hazard Mitigation Plan’s Community Risk Assessment Dashboard: https://nychazardmitigation.com/cradashboard/ 

NYC Emergency Management recommends taking the following steps to prevent and respond to flooding: 

  1. Be In the Know - sign up for NotifyNYC
    1. Get free alerts about flooding in your area with NotifyNYC, NYC’s official emergency notifications. Download the app, follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter (also available in 12 other languages), or sign up to get free email alerts (available in 13 languages). To register for Notify NYC, sign up online, call 311, 212-639-9675 or 711 for Video Relay.
  2. Get prepared. 
    1. Visit nyc.gov/floodhelp to learn more about preparing for flooding in your neighborhood.
  3. Get covered. 
    1. Sign up for flood insurance. Flood insurance isn’t included as part of a standard homeowner’s insurance plan! Learn more and sign up for a plan that works for you at floodhelpny.org.

Stay Informed