Stay Informed

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New York City communities can receive emergency alerts and updates through several channels:

  • Notify NYC, the City of New York's official, free emergency communications program. To sign up for Notify NYC, download the free mobile application, visit, call 311, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.
  • Subscribe to the weekly Community Preparedness newsletter to receive information about preparedness initiatives, resources, and local events. During emergencies, the newsletter provides important alerts and updates.
  • Advance Warning System provides emergency alerts and information to organizations that serve people with people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, and is managed by the New York City Emergency Management Department in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities.
  • Help Now NYC website, which provides information about ways individuals and organizations can help those affected by disasters.