The Atlantic hurricane season is about to begin. As
our city and region continue to recover from Superstorm Sandy,
being informed is an important way to ensure the safety of your
family and home.
The National Hurricane Center has designated May
26-June 1 as Hurricane Preparedness Week—an ideal time to learn
ways you can reduce the harmful effects of a weather-related
disaster. Our first-hand experience last year demonstrated how
adverse weather conditions can negatively impact the operation of
the University as well the safety of your family and that of your
This year’s hurricane season, from June 1 to
November 30, is expected to be active. As hurricanes and tropical
storms move inland, the high winds and storm surge are often
accompanied by torrential rains that increase the likelihood of
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating with
state and local officials to ensure that all coastal communities
and other hurricane-prone areas are prepared to respond.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management
publishes Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York
City,whichincludes general tips on how to prepare for any
emergency; instructions for developing a hurricane disaster plan
and securing your home before a storm; and a map of New York City
hurricane evacuation zones. Visit http://nyc.gov/html/oem/html/ready/hurricane_guide.shtml
to download a copy of the brochure.