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STAY COOL! Getting Ready for Hot Days

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Extreme heat is one of the most significant hazards facing New Yorkers — are you prepared? LES Ready’s Stay Cool: Getting Ready for Hot Days will help you plan for days of extreme heat, with tips on staying cool, emergency kit checklists, directions for finding a local cooling center, and more.

Click here to read and download the guide, and subscribe to Notify NYC to receive alerts about extreme heat and other emergencies.


One year later, LESReady! is still responding to the East Village Explosion.

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The Impact of Community Based Organizations After Disasters
An in depth study on the Lower East Side and the Rockaways finds that “[n]eighborhoods with a long history of community activism and awareness of gentrification threats seem to be better able to mobilize broadly and collectively around resilience needs…” Read more.