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New York

Saturday, March 13, 1993
The winter “storm of the century” crashed into New York state. Coastal areas were assailed by wind that tore roofs from homes, storm surges, and sheets of rain. Inland, a record 43 inches of snow buried Syracuse. A foot piled up in New York City accompanied by 70 mph winds. New York City bus and rail service shuttered along with huge public events, including three games in the NBA and NHL. Some 2,000 people were stranded at airports. Five people died across the state.
Common Hazards in this State

State Information

New York State Office of Homeland Security
1220 Washington Avenue, Building 7A
Albany, NY 12242
(518) 408-2227

New York State Emergency Management Office
State Capitol
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
(518) 292-2200

Local Information

Albany County
112 State Street, Room 200
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 447-7040

Albany City Public Safety
165 Henry Johnson Blvd.
Albany , NY 12210
(518) 462-8021

City of Buffalo Homeland Security
65 Niagara Square, Rm 223
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 851-6510

Town of Colonie
Emergency Management and Planning
Memorial Town Hall
PO Box 508
Newtonville, NY 12128
(518) 782-2609

Erie County Department of Health
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 858-7690

Erie County Emergency Services
45 Elm Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 858-6578

New York City Office of Emergency Management
165 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The New York City Office of Emergency Management's Ready New York preparedness program can be accessed by visiting This website includes emergency preparedness information about the Ready New York, NYC CERT, and Citizen Corp Council programs.

Office of Emergency Management
Ready New York

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting

New York State Citizen Corps
New York State Office of Emergency Management
1220 Washington Avenue, Suite 101, Bldg. 22
Albany, NY 12226
(518) 292-2326

Localized Ready Programs

New York City
The New York City Office of Emergency Management localized the Ready Campaign in June 2007. The campaign included five television spots, one radio spot, two print ads, a web banner, and one outdoor spot that was displayed on a wallscape in Manhattan’s Gramercy neighborhood. In 2009, the NYC OEM partnered with the American Red Cross in Greater New York to create a fully integrated campaign entitled Ready New York City (Listo New York City is the Spanish counterpart). The campaign featured its own creative material as well as a new website,, that controlled all messaging.

Last Updated: 08/20/2019