Safer Neighborhoods

New York City residents and local institutions energize and anchor the neighborhood recovery process. The opportunities that come from long-term recovery operations should ensure that residents impacted by disasters are able to participate in their neighborhood recovery.

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Challenges & Opportunities

One of the most critical components to disaster preparedness and response is effective communication between government and community stakeholders. By establishing communication links, emergency on-call contractors for recovery, off-the-shelf recovery programs for communities, residents and businesses, and access to emergency shelter sites, we can be better prepared.

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Initiatives

Social infrastructure plays a vital role in making comunities ready for the unexpected. We will continue to work with local organizations before disaster strikes to ensure disaster preparedness and effective response.

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Strengthen community-based organizations.

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Improve emergency preparedness and planning.

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Support small businesses and local commercial corridors.

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Ensure that workforce development is a part of all resiliency investments.

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Mitigate the risks of heat.