Planning for Extreme Weather


Be prepared for extreme weather: Have a plan!

  • Sign up for Notify NYC, the City’s free emergency notification system, to receive phone calls, text messages, and/or emails alerts about winter weather conditions and other emergencies. To sign up, call 311, visit, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.

  • Make sure your Household Disaster Plan is ready and all members of your household are familiar with how to contact one another in an emergency.

  • Winterize your Go Bag by adding a blanket, warm socks and gloves.

  • Your Emergency Supply Kit should be fully stocked to allow you to sustain yourself for up to three days without power, or in the event you are unable to travel far from home. You may wish to include additional items such as extra blankets, additional warm clothing, and a battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio to monitor weather conditions during a storm.