New evacuation signs in southeast Queens

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato unveiled new evacuation signs in southeast Queens earlier this week.

The new signs will direct evacuees to higher ground using a “zone system” of elevation. It’s part of a comprehensive “Know Your Zone” program which is aimed at educating residents about storm dangers in low-lying areas.

“We saw the worst happen in 2012, and we’re still recovering five years later,”Amato said. “I appreciate NYC Emergency Management for their hard work to plan for the next time around, by launching this year-round education program and hopefully changing how we think about preparation and evacuation. I encourage everyone to Know Your Zone and to take advantage of NYC Emergency Management’s other great resources, so that you and your family are as secure as possible during hurricane season.”



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