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