Before and during an emergency, New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) works with other city agencies to provide language assistance to clients regardless of their immigration status.
During emergencies, the City of New York communicates urgent information to city residents. Sign up for Notify NYC to receive e-mails, text messages, tweets, and/or phone calls.
During emergencies, help is available at local assistance/reception centers. On-site language assistance provided through interpretation and translated informational material.
Following a disaster, recovery resources are available for New Yorkers, businesses, and community organizations.
NYC Recovery provides information about:
For more information, visit the NYC Recovery website.
To cope with stress related to disasters, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene helps New Yorkers with healthy tips and a 24-hour phone hotline in multiple languages.
Read the Hurricane Sandy Immigrant Outreach Initiative report for an overview of help available for New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy.