New Yorkers urged to prep for hurricane season

The city wants people to take steps now to get ready for summer storms.

The city wants people to take steps now to get ready for summer storms. (5/28/15)

BROOKLYN - President Barack Obama visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami ahead of hurricane season, just as the city is taking steps to prepare locally. 

Officials gathered at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park Wednesday to urge Brooklyn residents to take steps now to get ready for summer storms. 

The school is just one of the city's 64 hurricane evacuation centers, but most might not know that. 

A recent study found that just 16 percent of New Yorkers are aware of whether or not they live in an evacuation zone, and only 20 percent have an emergency plan. 

More on this topic

Hurricane preparedness

NYC Office of Emergency Management

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least six people have been arrested and 1 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
Senior Samuel Langshteyn received a cochlear implant when 2 Best of Brooklyn: Hearing-impaired student performs in play
VIDEO: News conference on annual Denim Day 3 VIDEO: News conference on annual Denim Day
News 12 viewers took to Facebook to discuss 4 The Buzz: 8-year-old wanders out of charter school, found walking along train tracks
Funeral today for FDNY firefighter William Tolley from 5 Funeral set for FDNY firefighter killed in the line of duty

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE