Be prepared: Important numbers, apps and resources for severe weather

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NEW YORK β€” As much as a foot of snow is forecast to blanket New York City and parts of New Jersey and Long Island this weekend as part of a potentially “crippling” snowstorm barreling down on some 50 million people in its path.

Use the resources below — including phone numbers and mobile apps — to make sure your family is prepared for a severe weather event.


  • Con Edison: 1-800-752-6633
  • National Grid: 1-718-643-4050
  • Orange & Rockland: 1-877-434-4100
  • Jersey Central Power & Light: 1-888-544-5877
  • PSEG: 1-800-436-PSEG
  • PSEG Long Island: 1-800-490-0075
  • United Illuminating: 1-800-722-5584


  • New York City non-emergency line: 311
  • American Red Cross: 1-877-733-2767
  • FEMA: 1-800-621-3362


Ready NYC: This app was created by the Department of Information Technology and Telecomm to help users make an emergency plan. It lets users store information including emergency contacts, meeting places, health information and supply lists to make sure users gather the right items. Ready NYC is available oniPhones and Androids.

NYC 311: Subscribers will get alerts from government services and can report snow/ice conditions. The app is available for iPhones and Androids.

Winter Survival Kit: This app provides users with vital information if they get stuck or stranded in severe weather conditions. Winter Survival Kit will help find your current location, call 911 and your friends and family. If the user gets stranded in their car, the app will calculate how long you can run your engine to keep warm and stay safe from carbon monoxide poisoning. It will alert you every 30 minutes to periodically turn off your engine and check the exhaust pipe for snow buildup. It’s available for iPhones and Androids.

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