is a coalition of community groups and institutions that will cooperatively coordinate our response, resources, preparedness planning and training in response to Hurricane Sandy and in the event of future disasters. Our work will focus on Manhattan’s Community Board 3 area and the immediately adjacent neighborhoods that our groups may serve.
Future disasters may be events that disrupt/dislocate residents, disrupt power, communications, transportation, cause shortages in basic goods and services, threaten life and/or the community’s built environment.
The LES Ready! is inclusive and open to community groups, organizations, and institutions that wish to be actively involved in responding and preparing collaboratively.
As such, the Coalition will address the following to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community are prepared, trained for and recover from disaster: