ADA Policy and Compliance
It is the policy of New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) to comply with all applicable laws including but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. NYCEM does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the operation of its programs, services and activities. View New York City Emergency Management policies prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities
New York City Local Emergency Planning Committee met at NYC Emergency Management's headquarters in Brooklyn. Attendees including staff from NYC agencies and the general public.
Local Law 17/2015
Local Law 17/2015 adds a new section (30-114) to the NYC Administrative Code, and requires the New York City Department of Emergency Management to develop and make available localized emergency preparedness materials regarding the risks of hurricanes and coastal storms. The resources are a compilation of localized emergency preparedness materials for communities at risk during coastal storms and hurricanes, who may be located within New York City's six hurricane evacuation zones. These resources are also available in languages commonly spoken within these communities.
View the Local Law 17/2015 resources
Local Law 98/2013
Local Law 98/2013 adds a new section (30-113) to the NYC Administrative Code, and requires the City of New York to provide homeowners and building owners with information on how to prepare buildings for weather emergencies, natural disasters, and power outages.
View preparedness information for homeowners and building owners
Local Law 24/2011
Local Law 24/2011 outlines the plans and protocols in place to guide New York City's response to weather emergencies, including plans for winter weather, coastal storms, extreme heat, flash floods, and events causing power outages, damage to structures, and/or significant amounts of debris. Click below for additional details.
Weather Emergency Protocols Report: Local Law 24/2011 (2016)
Local Law 26/2011
Local Law 26/2011 requires agencies responsible for preparing for and responding to snow emergencies provide an annual snow preparedness and response report for each snow event of six inches or greater. Click below for the interagency snow preparedness and response reports submitted to date.
2012 Snow Preparedness and Response Report
2013 Snow Preparedness and Response Report
2014 Snow Preparedness and Response Report
2015 Snow Preparedness and Response Report
2016 Snow Preparedness and Response Report