Are you ready? Summer is almost here and it is always good to be prepared. Free resources are available on www.nyc.gov/knowyourzone
Know Your Zone has information about the six hurricane evacuation zones, the hazards you may face from a hurricane and what to do to prepare. You also can download a virtual Know Your Zone badge for your blog.
Take the following steps to prepare for Hurricane Season:
- 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. Get the latest emergency information via text, phone, email, fax, Twitter (@NotifyNYC), BlackBerry Messenger, and instant messenger.
- Make yourself aware of the zones before a storm as well as a map of New York City hurricane evacuation zones.
- Know Your Zone Snapguide
To help spread the word, you can participate in the Know Your Zone Thunderclap Challenge and share this info with your family and friends.
Being prepared will make me feel much calmer in the event of an emergency!
Kathy Lane says
Thanks for the tips on Hurricane awareness.I live in Virginia and there has been some winds off of Hurricanes that has reached where I live.
Jane m says
What I learned after both Irene & Sandy, expect the unexpected.
Kelly Tupick says
Great tips for any New Yorker! It’s always wise to be prepared.