There are six different flood zones in New York City, going from Zone 1 to Zone 6, with 1 being the most likely to flood in the event of a storm.
It is important to know if your buildings are in a flood zone, and if so, which zones, in order to be prepared.
The City’s Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder is a quick way to know your zone. You can either zoom in on the map, or type in a specific address, and you’ll know your zone right away.
If any of your buildings are in an evacuation zone, all shelters are noted on the map. These are designated locations you can direct residents to if there is a heavy storm or hurricane that requires evacuation.
If you want to stay in the loop, you can sign up for notifications here. It is never a bad time to take action on emergency preparedness. Registration is completely free.