Prepare & Respond

Below are resources for dis­as­ter readi­ness and prepa­ra­tion. If there are any web­sites or orga­ni­za­tions you believe we have left off this list in error, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us.


U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

Infor­ma­tion for emer­gency prepa­ra­tion, relief, and recov­ery.


National Hurricane Center

Hur­ri­cane Sandy infor­ma­tion on wind, storm surge, and rain

New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Get Pre­pared, OEM’s infor­ma­tion relat­ed to emer­gency pre­pared­ness

Notify NYC

The City of New York’s offi­cial source for infor­ma­tion about emer­gency events and impor­tant City ser­vices. Reg­is­tra­tion is free.


Mercy Corps

Hur­ri­cane After­math Pam­phlet: 10 Ways for Par­ents and Care­givers to Help Chil­dren

NYC OEM Severe Weather, Property Damage

Report prop­er­ty dam­age from storms. From New York City’s Office of Emer­gency Man­age­ment.

NYC Restore

NYC Restore helps New York­ers in the areas most affect­ed by Hur­ri­cane Sandy get access to impor­tant infor­ma­tion and ser­vices to help them recov­er. Four NYC Restora­tion Cen­ters pro­vide the fol­low­ing types of assis­tance:

  • NYC Rapid Repairs*
  • Food and Nutri­tion Assis­tance
  • Tem­po­rary Hous­ing Infor­ma­tion
  • Health and Med­ical Ben­e­fits
  • Busi­ness Restora­tion
  • Coun­sel­ing Ser­vices
  • Finan­cial Assis­tance
  • Per­son­al Records and Infor­ma­tion


Earthquake Response by CDEM in Christchurch, New Zealand 2011

Review of the Civ­il Defence Emer­gency Man­age­ment Response to the 22 Feb­ru­ary Christchurch Earth­quake