Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal  Emergency Preparedness


Linda B. Rosenthal  

230 W. 72nd St, Suite 2F

New York, NY 10023


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As you already know, Tropical Storm Sandy is expected to hit New York sometime within the next 48 hours.  The severity of the storm is unknown, so please watch the news, call 311 or visit to stay up-to-date with the latest information.  

No evacuation orders have been issued, but in the event that an evacuation order is issued, please visit to determine whether you live in an evacuation zone.

Currently, all bridges and tunnels are open and mass transit is running on a normal schedule, however, all may be subject to closures depending on the severity of the storm.  I will be sending out more details as I receive them.
Being prepared for this and any other emergency is the key to weathering this storm (no pun intended).  Please take a look below for some useful tips and contacts to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

If you have any questions or need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact my office at any time this weekend 917.409.8419 or

Thanks and be safe,

Linda B. Rosenthal
Member of Assembly


Your "Go Pack"
In the event of an emergency, there are several essentials that you should always have on hand.  Here is a check list for you to print and use to fill your "Go Pack."
  • Water, 1 gallon/person/day  
  • Food, non-perishable  
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Hand-crank portable radio  
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications, at least a week's supply
  • Multi-purpose tool 
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc)
  • Copies of personal documents and important paperwork (identification, lease/deed, medical/homeowners/rental insurance, passports etc)
  • Cell phone and chargers
  • Family emergency contact info  
  • Extra cash  
  • Emergency blanket  
  • Baby and pet supplies
  • Extra set of house/car keys  
  • Camera for photos of damage if any 
  • Tools to secure home if necessary  


Important Contact Numbers & Email Addresses

In the event of an emergency, it is good to have these numbers and websites on hand. Make sure to include them in your "Go Pack."  And remember, you can always call my office at 917.409.8419 for help or more information.
  • 911 - for emergency situations
  • 311 - for non-emergency situations
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - 800.621.FEMA,,, for financial assistance and temporary housing.   
  • New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) -, for flood and emergency preparedness
  • New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) -  
  • Con Edison- 800.75.CONED, to report power interruptions or service problems.  If possible, have your Con Ed account number available.    
  • American Red Cross - 877.733.2767,, for food, clothing and help with rent and medication.
  • Meals on Wheels - 212.687.1234 - to ensure that your delivery arrives before the storm.
  • Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities:  
  • National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center - 
  • National Weather Service -  
  • Notify NYC -, to register for emergency notifications.  


Emergency Reference Card
Keep this card with you and give a copy to your friends, family and neighbors.

Day Phone:
Evening Phone:
Cell Phone:
Birth Date:
Blood Type:
Health Plan:
Id/Group #:
Emergency Contact #:
Hospital Affiliation, if any:
Special Conditions:
Medical Devices:


Important Information for Your Pets
All too often, people do not have information about what to do with their animals during an evacuation.  Here is a list of some important things to keep in mind when making plans to keep your pets safe.  You can also visit the U.S Humane Society's website: for more information.
  • Keep a color photo of your pet in case you are separated.
  • Make sure your pet is up to date on all shots and vaccinations 
  • Keep current medical records on hand, with lists of any medications and medical conditions.
  • Keep at least a 3-day supply of food and water on hand.
  • Keep at least a 7-day supply of any medications.  
  • Have plastic bags for clean up and extra litter.
  • Make sure you dog or cat has a collar and identification tags on at all times.
  • Identify a trusted friend or neighbor to care for your pet if you are not able to get home.  Leave this person with a list of care instructions.
  • Talk to your vet or local shelter to determine whether they can board your pet in an emergency.
  • In the event of an evacuation, service animals will be permitted in evacuation shelters.  Though the City urges all others with pets to make arrangements with friends, family or shelters to board their pets, all legal animals will be permitted in evacuation centers, provided they are properly restrained.  In addition, pets not in carriers will be permitted to ride on subways and buses provided that they are muzzled and kept securely on a leash.
  • Have contact information for your vet, local shelter, pet-friendly hotels in your area and your local animal shelter.
Some other important numbers:
  • Humane Society of the United States, NY Chapter: 212.752.4842
  • ASPCA: 212.876.7700
  • NYC Department of Mental Health & Hygiene: 311