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Letter to New Yorkers: Emergency Shelter Information for New York City

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Albany, NY (August 27, 2011)

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: 718-823-141
  • 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.