While many New Yorkers continue to rebuild from Hurricane Sandy, another hurricane season is officially beginning on June 1, and so Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared this week to be "Hurricane Preparedness Week."
Forecasters are predicting an active hurricane season, and so Cuomo's office has issued a list of steps to take for New Yorkers to be prepared.
Among them are to develop or review a household disaster plan, including knowing how to contact all family members at all times.
New Yorkers should prepare an emergency phone list of organizations that may need to be called and learn about the community's warning signals and evacuation plans.
They should also ensure that about 10 days of non-perishable food and water supplies are on hand and store important documents in a waterproof container.
For more information, visit dhses.ny.gov.