New York City Emergency Management officials will visit upper Manhattan on Wednesday to discuss emergency preparedness, coordination, and planning with residents. NYC Emergency Management staff members, along with representatives from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will host a mobile office at La Plaza de las Americas in Washington Heights. Residents will learn more about NYC Emergency Management’s role in educating and preparing New Yorkers for emergencies. As part of the Zika Day of Action initiative, health representatives will be on hand to distribute flyers and pamphlets and to educate residents about the virus.
New Yorkers are encouraged to stop by to learn how to be prepared for any emergency, including steps to make a plan, gather supplies, and stay informed. Residents will also learn how they can join New York City Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), a program consisting of more than 2,000 volunteers dedicated to help helping their communities during emergencies.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
La Plaza de las Americas, 699 W 175th Street (Broadway and 175th Street), New York, NY 10033, oem.nyc.gov