For more than 50 years, the New York State Office of Emergency Management and its predecessor agencies have been responsible for coordinating the activities of all State agencies to protect New York's communities, the State's economic well-being, and the environment from natural and man-made disasters and emergencies. NYS OEM routinely assists local governments, voluntary organizations, and private industry through a variety of emergency management programs including hazard identification, loss prevention, planning, training, operational response to emergencies, technical support, and disaster recovery assistance.
- New York State Emergency Management Certification Academy
- Governor's Conference on Emergency Preparedness
- Initial Draft of 2014 State Hazard Mitigation Plan Posted for Public Review
- Sandy Recovery Resource Guide - Updated 10/01/2013
- Governor Cuomo Announces Low-Interest Loans Available to Those Affected By Flooding
- Cuomo Announces $200 Million Available to Meet Healthcare and Human Service Needs Resulting from Superstorm Sandy
- - Federal Flood Insurance Changes - To help reduce the financial burden placed on property owners whose buildings are newly mapped into a high-risk flood area, the National Flood Insurance Program's Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) offers low-cost flood insurance to eligible owners and tenants.
- - State All-Hazards Mitigation Plan - approved January 4, 2011, with no lapse in coverage. This means that eligible NYS applicants and State agencies remain eligible for the full range of available assistance with regard to debris removal, emergency protective measures, and repairs to public infrastructure after a Presidential emergency or disaster declaration.