Improve emergency preparedness and planning
Resiliency starts with preparation. Securing physical assets for emergency response such as a power generators, light towers and others are a critical first step. The City, through NYC Emergency Management (NYC EM), will expand public education efforts so that all New Yorkers know the risks they face during extreme weather events and other disasters, and how to prepare and respond.
The City will invest in emergency shelter sites to accommodate 120,000 New Yorkers with disabilities—an improvement on the current capacity of 10,000—and will retro t shelters to have accessible entrances, restrooms, and other aspects of universal design. We will strive to ensure vulnerable populations that need shelter are provided with adequate transportation services. The City will also continue working to identify additional accessible sites throughout the five boroughs that can serve as emergency service centers.