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Assessing Risk

Each emergency is unique, and there are distinct actions that will be required of you before, during, and after any such event. This is why it is important to, first, identify the disasters and extreme weather events that have happened or could happen in your area and then to assess the risk to yourself, your household, property, and community.

A good starting point is the section of this resource guide titled Susceptibility, along with the websites below:

Ready.gov
Plan for Your Risks
http://www.ready.gov/plan-for-your-risks

NYC Office of Emergency Management
Hazard Mitigation: Risk Management
http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/planning_response/hazard_mitigation_risk_landscape.shtml

NYC Hazards
http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/hazards/hazards.shtml