Press Release

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NYC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRINGS MOBILE OFFICE TO QUEENS ON AUGUST 12

NYC Emergency Management to open mobile offices throughout all five boroughs in the month of August

August 7, 2015 – New York City Emergency Management officials will visit Rockaway Beach on Wednesday, August 12, to discuss emergency preparedness, coordination, and planning with residents. NYC Emergency Management staff members will open a mobile office at Beach 95th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard from 11 AM to 3 PM, and will give residents the opportunity to learn more about the agency’s role in educating and preparing New Yorkers for emergencies. As August marks the unofficial start of the coastal storm season in New York City, emergency managers will provide tips to help the community prepare for hurricane season.

In addition to the Bronx, NYC Emergency Management will have a mobile office at Red Hook Library in Brooklyn on Thursday, August 6, from 11 AM to 3 PM.

"NYC Emergency Management works tirelessly every day to keep New Yorkers safe and informed," said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. "Our mobile office hours are a new way for New Yorkers to meet and get to know the emergency managers coordinating emergency responses in New York City."

NYC Emergency Management staff members will be on hand to distribute a range of emergency preparedness materials. New Yorkers are encouraged to stop by to learn how to be prepared for any emergency, including steps to make a plan, gather supplies, and stay informed. Residents will also learn how they can join New York City Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), a program consisting of more than 2,000 volunteers dedicated to helping their communities during emergencies.

NYC Emergency Management's mobile office visited Monsignor Del Valle Square in Hunts Point, The Bronx, on August 4, and the Red Hook Library in Brooklyn on August 6. The upcoming mobile office will be held from 11AM to 3 PM at the following locations:

  • August 12: Queens, Rockaway Beach (Beach 95th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard)
  • August 18: Staten Island, St. George (Staten Island Borough Hall, Stuyvesant Street and Borough Place)
  • August 25: Manhattan, Harlem (Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard)

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Nancy Silvestri/Omar Bourne (718) 422-4888

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