We all know that New York is a city that never sleeps, and the past year has shown us that emergencies 🚨⚠️ don’t take a pause either.
While the City has been through public health emergencies like COVID-19 and monkeypox, natural disasters like coastal storms and hurricanes continue to threaten the city 8.6 million of us call home. This year, as the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, New Yorkers must continue to take steps to prepare for the next hurricane.
In New York City, a lot has changed and your hurricane evacuation may have changed, too. Thanks to new and improved storm surge modeling, combined with better topographic data, and information from actual events, the City has updated its hurricane evacuation zones for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Depending on the strength and direction of a storm, up to 3.1 million city residents may need to evacuate before the storm arrives. Knowing your zone is a small but important step that will help you and your family stay safe this hurricane season.
Finding your zone is easy. Visit NYC.gov/knowyourzone or call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115). You also can find hurricane evacuation centers that are closest to your home.
To help you navigate things there's: KNOW YOUR ZONE which is your destination for everything you need to know about hurricanes in New York City. You'll find information about the City's hurricane evacuation zones, the hazards you may face from a hurricane, and what to do to prepare.
What are hurricane evacuation zones?
I noticed that my zone has changed. Why is that?
What should I do to prepare for a storm?
What are the hurricane hazards?
What should I do if I have a disability, or access or functional need?
Are FEMA's flood zones different from hurricane evacuation zones?
What are evacuation route signs and why are they in my neighborhood?
Hurricane Season: for the Atlantic, the season begins June 1 and ends November 30 and historically, the greatest potential for hurricanes in New York City occurs from August through October. Be prepared. Know your zone ➡️ And get free emergency alerts in your language with Notify NYC! Signing up is free and easy: Get the Notify NYC mobile application 📱 (available for Apple and Android devices), visit NYC.gov/notifynyc, call 311, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter, now available in 13 languages and ASL.
We are ready to face any storm 🌬☔️ that may come our way. Together, we can be safe and prepared 🤜🏾🤛🏼