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Get Organized with these NYC Disaster Preparedness Resources

It’s hard to turn on the news lately and not see the damage left behind by the hurricanes. It’s an important reminder to us that we need to take this time to prepare ourselves and get organized. It’s easier to take action now when the stress of an emergency is not weighing you down. As you create your office disaster plans, make note of these local NYC resources recommended by your NYC Professional Office Organizer. Check your area for similar resources if you live
outside of NYC.

Local NYC Events

New York State Training Events. The New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps offers disaster preparedness training events and courses throughout the year. Each session provides the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster. It also includes education on how to respond during different types of emergencies as well as how to recover as quickly as possible afterward. There’s also an online training available if you can’t find a date that works for you.

Local NYC Resources

Ready New York. This resource is an important one to have on hand (I recommend you bookmark the page!). The site is regularly updated with important tools and resources to help you stay ready, organized, and prepared. As National Preparedness Month winds down, this website will continue to provide you with the necessary tools you need to create your own disaster plans.

Notify NYC. This is the city of New York’s official source for information. It includes emergency events and important city service updates. This is a free service for citizens, and messages are shared via email, phone calls, text, and on their various social media websites.

Local Social Media Accounts to Follow

● New York City Fire Department: Twitter, Facebook
● New York City Police Department: Twitter, Facebook
● City of New York: Twitter, All city social media accounts
● NYC’s Office of Emergency Management: Twitter, Facebook
● Con Edison: Twitter, Facebook
● New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services: Twitter
● New York State Department of Health: Twitter, Facebook

No matter whether you are local to NYC or elsewhere in the USA, another great resource to follow on social media is FEMA: Twitter, Facebook

As you move on through the rest of the year, make sure you utilize your local resources and the various blogs I’ve shared to create your office disaster plan. The National Preparedness tagline this year was “Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.” If you need support and strategies to create office organizing plans at work, reach out to this NYC Professional Office Organizer.

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