It’s been 18 months since Hurricane Sandy. It was certainly a frightening experience for me and my family here in NJ suburbs, right outside of NYC. We were fortunate though, we only lost power, no flooding and school was closed for a few days – you can read about that here. On the news just this morning I saw stories of people in the New York City Tri-State area who are still trying to recover and rebuild.
After that experience The Hubs and I decided we needed to be ready for any type of storm — but especially a hurricane. With the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season starting in just a few short days on June 1 it’s a good time to prepare for the upcoming storm season. One of the most important things to be aware of during a storm and emergency message is what your zone is, so you know whether you and your family need to evacuate or not.
For folks in the NYC area, the Ad Council and the New York City of Office Emergency Management has launched the #KnowYourZone campaign to encourage New Yorkers to find out whether their home or where they work is located in one of NYC’s six hurricane evacuation zones. These zones are ranked by their danger of flooding from storm surge (with zone 1 being the most likely to flood). In the event of a hurricane or coastal storm, residents in these zones may be ordered to evacuate.Continue reading ⇒