New York City is prone to a number of situations that make emergency preparedness not just a good idea, but also a vital one. There is a wealth of resources available to help you and your family become more prepared to deal with unexpected events. Experts recommend for you to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours without outside assistance.
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation has its own Corporate and local response emergency preparedness plan. Working in conjunction with all Operating Corporation Departments, and with City and State Agencies (when necessary), the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation is committed to being prepared in the event of an emergency. Roosevelt Island has an Emergency Management Committee that meets bi-annually. This committee is made up of our community partners and citizens to give guidance on our preparation and mitigation efforts.
Make a disaster plan with your household members to prepare for what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency. Make a plan that best suits your needs and the needs of your household. In case of an emergency or disaster, prepare your family and pets to evacuate or shelter in place.