Hurricane season is here (not to mention the crazy hail we saw this week) and New Yorkers have several resources available to them that you need to be aware of in case of emergency.
KNOW YOUR ZONE
To begin with, it’s important to Know Your Zone and therefore, the evacuation plan for your area. Resources are available on www.nyc.gov/knowyourzone including the hashtag #knowyourzone so you can keep informed and join the conversations via Twitter. Also on the website is information about the six hurricane evacuation zones, the hazards you may face from a hurricane and what to do to prepare.
In prep for a real hurricane, here are several key steps to have your home and family ready:
- Use NYC’s Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder or call 311 to find out whether your home or business is located in a hurricane evacuation zone.
- Understand hurricane hazards and the steps you can take to prepare.
- Sign up for Notify NYC (https://a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov/notifynyc/). Get the latest emergency information via text, phone, email, fax, Twitter (@NotifyNYC), BlackBerry Messenger, and instant messenger.
NEW YORK HURRICANE GUIDE
Download the New York Hurricane guide that contains instructions on how to develop a hurricane disaster plan and secure your home before a storm as well as a map of New York City hurricane evacuation zones.
SNAPGUIDE for KNOWING YOUR ZONE
JOIN THE THUNDERCLAP CHALLENGE
Participate in the Thunderclap “NYC- Do You Know Your Zone?” challenge. Through Thunderclap, your tweets, Facebook and Tumblr posts are captured to show larger the social impact of this effort to protect and prepare the New York community.