How can I be prepared for an emergency?
In the case of a natural or man-made disaster, planning ahead can make all the difference in how you and your family get through an emergency. Below are some tips that can be helpful in such an event.

  • Develop a family plan for survival and property protection as well as any pets. Rehearse the plan so everyone knows what to do.

  • In the case of a hurricane, learn the storm surge history and elevation of your area as well as the locations of official shelters.

  • Inventory personal property; safely secure all records and valuable documents in a fireproof and watertight place.

  • Arrange now for elderly and others with special needs such as those who depend on electric life-support devices. You can sign up for LIPA's Critical Care Program by calling (800) 490-0025.

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1. Where can I find a shelter in case of a hurricane?
2. What should I do in case of a natural or man-made disaster or emergency?
3. Are there Emergency Shelters available to residents in an event of a storm or natural disaster?
4. How can I be prepared for an emergency?
5. What is a Disaster Supply Kit and when would I need one?
6. What is in a Winter Weather Disaster Supply Kit?
7. What does it mean to winterize my home?
8. How can I locate my local Evacuation Center?
9. Who is responsible for human services in the event of an emergency?
10. How can I get more information during and after an emergency?
11. Who handles flood insurance and flood zone questions?
12. What is the contact information for FEMA?
13. What are the contact numbers for Hurricane Sandy?