Red Cross Emergency Communications Center
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Use our tool to find a safe shelter to welcome you during an emergency
When a disaster happens, your local Red Cross can provide immediate assistance such as:
· Financial aid for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing
· Help replacing prescription medications and medical supplies
· Personal hygiene products
· Emotional support and crisis counseling
· Referrals to community agencies for aid in long-term recovery
If you are in need of immediate medical assistance or are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
If you have needs not addressed above, dial 211.* Sponsored by the United Way, 211 is a service that connects people with agencies and organizations that can assist with a wide array of needs. Please note: 211 should not be used in the case of life-threatening emergencies.
*Not available in all areas.
Want to feel confident that you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe if disaster strikes? Or gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have the skills to handle an emergency? At the Red Cross, we call that “preparedness” and we’re here to help you achieve it.
In partnership with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the American Red Cross is pleased to offer FREE Citizen Preparedness Corps training to residents across the state. The training provides information about common types of natural and man-made disasters and teaches effective ways to prepare for, respond to and recover from them as an individual, family and community.