Stay Safe: Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

There is a chance that Hurricane Sandy, currently brewing off the coast of Florida, could reach New York this weekend or early next week. Stay safe by being prepared. Here are some helpful tips:

1.) First and foremost, seek shelter from the elements. If someone you know is sleeping on the streets, please encourage them to enter shelter or call 311. Intake centers for single adults and families can be found here.

2.) Some shelters lie in evacuation zones. If the City issues an evacuation order and you are currently living in a shelter, please follow the instructions of shelter staff regarding proper evacuation procedure.

3.) Visit New York City’s Office of Emergency Management for updates on where and when the storm may land.

4.) Download tips on how to prepare for a hurricane here.