Emergency Readiness

The Ready New York Pocket Guide outlines the very basic steps all New Yorkers should take to prepare for an emergency, including making a disaster plan, assembling an emergency supply kit, and putting together a Go Bag. Download the guide (in PDF) in one of the languages below, or receive a hardcopy by calling 311 (TTY: 212-504-4115) or by contacting 311 online.


Preparing Kids for Emergencies – Children should know what to do in case of an emergency. Make them part of your household disaster plan.
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More Child Friendly Resources
Visit the Ready Sesame Workshop
Read the “Helping Children Cope With Disaster” brochure
Read “Making New Yorkers Stronger: Children” from NYC Deptartment of Health
Play a game with Sparky the Fire Dog
Visit DHS’s Ready Kids program
Play games at Con Edison for Kids online
Visit the READY Classroom for teachers