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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sponsored Post - NYC Office Of Emergency Management Wants You To Know Your Hurricane Zone And Be Prepared - Roosevelt Island Is Zone 2 & 3

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM) wants you to be prepared and Know Your Hurricane Evacuation Zone.

According to the NYC OEM:

It’s Hurricane Season: Make Sure You Know Your Zone and Have a Plan

Hurricane Sandy left an indelible mark on the minds of all New Yorkers, but especially for the residents that experienced some of the storm’s most devastating impacts. New York City’s geography makes it especially vulnerable to wind and flooding. With sustained winds of more than 74 mph, hurricanes can flatten homes, topple trees and turn loose objects into deadly projectiles. Storm surge, the “dome” of ocean water that is pushed ashore by the winds and low barometric pressure of a hurricane, is the most serious hurricane-related hazard. And a storm’s driving winds and torrential rains can cause massive and dangerous flooding in low-lying and poor-drainage areas.

To ensure that New Yorkers are prepared for the 2017 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, the New York City Emergency Management Department is urging everyone to take steps to be ready if a storm approaches. Roughly three million New Yorkers live within the city’s six hurricane evacuation zones, which were revised in 2013. Hurricane evacuation zones are based on coastal flood risk resulting from storm surge, the geography of the city’s low-lying neighborhoods, and the accessibility of these neighborhoods by bridges and roads. The City may order residents who live in a zone to evacuate depending on a hurricane’s forecasted strength, track, and storm surge. If you are ordered to evacuate as a storm approaches, do so as directed.

NYC Emergency Management encourages residents to take key steps to prepare for hurricane season:

Know Your Zone – Find out whether you live in one of the City’s six hurricane evacuation zones by using the Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder or calling 311 (212-639-9675 for video Relay service, or TTY: 212-504-4115). If you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, have a plan for where you will go if an evacuation order is issued for your area. The City strongly recommends that evacuees stay with friends or family who live outside evacuation zones. For those who have no other shelter, the City will open evacuation centers throughout the five boroughs. Consult the Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder or call 311 to identify which evacuation center is most appropriate for you.

Make a Plan – Make a plan so you know what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate if a hurricane strikes.

Stay informed – Sign up to receive emergency updates and information online and via e-mail, text, phone, and Twitter through the City’s free Notify NYC program. Visit or call 311 to sign up.

Visit the NYC Know Your Zone website at or call 311 for more information about the city’s hurricane evacuation zones, hurricane hazards, and tips to prepare for storms.
Roosevelt Island is located in Hurricane Zones 2

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and 3.

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Most of Roosevelt Island,

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including all of the residential buildings and Cornell Tech campus, are located in Zone 3.

Coler Hospital,

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Lighthouse and FDR Four Freedoms Park are located in Zone 2.

Watch video here of 2016 Roosevelt Island Emergency Preparedness Town Hall Meeting
Be ready.