Emergency Shelter Information for New York City


From the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

With Hurricane Irene moving quickly towards New York, Governor Cuomo has declared a state of emergency and has activated all levels of state government to prepare for any situation that may be caused by the storm.

As the state prepares, Governor Cuomo wants all New York City residents to know where they may find shelters in their local communities.

For more information about New York City evacuation zones and emergency shelters, please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/hazards/storms_sheltering.shtml.

Important Phone Numbers for New York City Residents:
• Public Inquiries in NYC: 311
• Public Inquiries outside NYC: 212-639-9675

American Red Cross
• Bronx: 718-823-1418
• Brooklyn: 718-330-9200
• Manhattan: 1-877-REDCROSS
• Queens: 718-558-0053
• Staten Island: 718-983-1600

As the Governor readies the state, New Yorkers should personally prepare for serious storm conditions.

Click here to visit the Governor’s website, where you can find safety tips, the latest information on the hurricane, and links to critical services.

Governor Cuomos Facebook Page

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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