Guides and Resources

The Ready New York guides offer tips and information designed to help New Yorkers prepare for all types of emergencies. Select the guides that are right for you and share them with your friends, family, and neighbors. The information in these guides is available in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Korean, Haitian Creole, Italian, Bengali, Arabic, Polish, French, Urdu, Yiddish, and audio format. Contact Ready New York to receive a Ready New York guide.

Reprinting
Your organization can reproduce copies of Ready New York publications with your logo for further distribution to your employees, members, or clients. Contact the Ready New York program to request a copy of the reprinting agreement or for more information.


Ready NYC app

Based on the Ready New York campaign, Ready NYC is a mobile application that allows users to make an emergency plan.


Pocket Guide

The pocket guide outlines the very basic steps all New Yorkers should take to prepare for an emergency.
English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, French, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Urdu, Yiddish


My Emergency Plan

My Emergency Plan is a workbook designed to help New Yorkers — especially those with disabilities and access and functional needs — create an emergency plan. The workbook guides users through establishing a support network, capturing important health information, evacuation planning, and gathering emergency supplies. First responders or caregivers can also use the workbook to help people with disabilities and access and functional needs during an emergency.
English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, French, Hatian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Urdu, Yiddish

This brochure is also available in an audio format.


My Pet's Emergency Plan

My Pet's Emergency Plan is a workbook that outlines steps pet owners can take to ensure their pets are prepared for all types of emergencies.
English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, French, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Urdu

This brochure is also available in an audio format.


Kids Guide

NYC Emergency Management and the Department of Education have created a fun-filled, interactive guide for elementary school students.
English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Bengali, Haitian Creole, Korean, Teacher's Guide (English)

Download a copy of the "Be Ready, Be Safe" coloring book.

This brochure is also available in an audio format.


Choose Your Own Path to Preparedness (tween guide)

The newest resource for students, these storybooks lead young readers through a series of actions and allow them to pick what they would do to prepare for and respond to an emergency.

Are you a teacher or parent? Select from the following list to find fun activities and lessons in preparedness for your students or children every month of the year.

Parent's Guide

Teacher's Guide


Ready Girl Comic Book

NYC Emergency Management teamed up with Marvel to create a comic book featuring NYC's emergency preparedness superhero, Ready Girl, The Avengers featuring Ready Girl in "Against the Wind."


For Business

Get practical and actionable advice for your organization so you can protect your employees, and learn how to stay in business during and after an emergency.

Brochure: English, Spanish
Toolkit (overview): English, Spanish
Toolkit (fillable PDF): English, Spanish
Toolkit (print version): English, Spanish

This brochure is also available in an audio format.


Hurricanes and New York City

Get general tips on how to prepare for any emergency, instructions on how to develop a hurricane disaster plan and secure your home before a storm, and a map of New York City hurricane evacuation zones.
English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, French, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Urdu, Yiddish

Download a copy of the New York City hurricane evacuation zones map

This brochure is also available in an audio format.


Beat the Heat

Get tips on how to stay healthy and cool during the summer months, conserve water and energy, and identify and treat individuals with heat-related illnesses.
English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, French, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Urdu, Yiddish

This brochure is also available in an audio format.


Reduce Your Risk

Learn how to protect your property from hazards.
EnglishSpanishChineseRussianArabicBengaliFrenchHaitian CreoleItalianKoreanPolishUrduYiddish

This brochure is also available in an audio format.


Emergency Reference Card

English