Ready New York Program or Guide

The City provides Ready New York guides for information about how to prepare for emergencies in New York City. The guides also contain information about how to put together a Go Bag and an emergency supply kit.:

Select guides are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Urdu, and Yiddish, as well as others. A pocket guide, quick reference card, or audio version for the hard of hearing is also available. In addition to the general Ready New York Guide, there are specialized guides for:

  • Creating an Emergency Plan
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Pocket-Sized Emergency Preparedness
  • Businesses
  • Kids
  • Seniors and people with disabilities
  • Pets
  • Pandemic flu
  • Flooding situations
  • Hurricanes
  • Staying healthy in the summer heat

If you need more than 50 copies of a Ready New York Guide, send a request by mail to:

Ready New York Program
New York City Emergency Management
165 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201

To request hard copies, you can send an email to

An 11 minute video on emergency preparedness is also available.