How to report damage, find shelter, food, mental health support and more – CBS New York


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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The hurricane season brings extreme weather conditions to the tri-state region, including widespread flooding.

Here are some important safety tips for securing your property before a storm and resources for reporting damage.

BEFORE THE STORM

  • Make an emergency plan. Learn your escape route and prepare a bag with bottled water, non-perishable food, medication, first aid kit, toiletries, copies of important documents and contact details, flashlights and batteries, a notepad and a pen and some money. Remember to pack children, people with special medical needs, and pets as well.
  • Also, make sure you have these supplies on hand at home. The CDC recommends storing one gallon of potable water per person per day. Charge your devices in advance.
  • In the event of an evacuation, lock all windows and doors and unplug appliances. Wear comfortable and protective clothing and take your backpack. Head to the nearest shelter and avoid the elevators on the way.
  • In the case of a shelter in place, find a room with few windows and doors and make sure they are closed. Turn off fans, air conditioning and heating systems. Make sure you have emergency supplies and watch for local alerts.

AFTER THE STORM

NEW YORK CITY

Service centers are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Bronx – 2365 Waterbury Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 (PS / MS 194)
  • Brooklyn – 71 Sullivan Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (PS 15)
  • Manhattan – 215 W 114th Street, New York, NY 10026 (IS 88)
  • Queens – 4602 47th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377 (MS 125)
  • Staten island – 80 Willowbrook Road, Staten Island, NY 10302 (IS 51)

If your car had to be towed from flood water, call 311 to find out where it was taken.

Business owners should contact their local chamber of commerce. Click here for more resources.

NEW YORK STATE

The Mobile Command Center is open until 5 p.m. at the Grinton I. Will Library on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers.

NEW JERSEY

CONNECTICUT

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

  • Website: www.fema.gov
  • Telephone: 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585

NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

AMERICAN SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN RED CROSS

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