NYC Emergency Management has issued a voluntary, confidential survey about what people with disabilities might do if a hurricane were approaching New York City. 

The survey can be completed:

  • Online
  • By phone
  • By mail, in the envelope provided

A family member or caregiver can help you complete the survey.

The survey is available in:

  • Spanish 
  • Chinese
  • Russian

Results of this survey will help the City plan and prepare for storms. Completing the survey does not mean that first responders will know your location in an emergency.

Learn more about NYC Emergency Management.


All responses will be kept strictly confidential. Information provided will only be used for analysis of the need of government transportation in the event of a coastal storm hitting New York City.

Storm Evacuation Zones

There are 6 hurricane evacuation zones. They are ranked by the risk of storm surge impact, with zone 1 being the most likely to flood. In the event of a hurricane or tropical storm, residents in these zones may be ordered to evacuate.

Questions about the Survey

M. Davis and Company (MDAC) is conducting the survey for NYC Emergency Management. You can conduct MDAC if you have questions about the survey.

  • Agency: M. Davis and Company
  • Phone Number: (800) 842-4836 x132
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

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