Atlantic Hurricane Season 2015 - NYC - Know Your Evacuation Zone

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

We have received the following message related to resources available from the NYC Emergency Management Department who track all coastal storms that could possibly effect NYC.  The resources are useful for your facility and your employees as you prepare for another hurricane season. Resources are available in 13 languages.

“The Atlantic hurricane season begins each year on June 1st; New York City is most at risk between August 1st and November 30th. Each year the New York City Emergency Management Department produces updated preparedness materials to help New Yorkers prepare for the effects of coastal storms.

The Ready New York: My Emergency Plan workbook walks New Yorkers through the steps of creating their own emergency plans: establishing a support network, capturing important health information, evacuation planning and gathering emergency supplies. This plan was created with special needs in mind and is available in 13 languages at the following link: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/ready/myemergencyplan_guide.shtml

This year, NYC Emergency Management has also released a new Know Your Zone website that combines all of our preparedness materials in one place along with our Zone Finder tool that shows users what Hurricane Evacuation Zone they live in and gives them the route to their closest Evacuation Center. The first step to making a plan starts here! http://nyc.gov/knowyourzone.”


NYSHFA CONTACT:

Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15