Welcome to Flood Zone NYC

Flood Zone NYC was born out of a frustration with the official NYC hurricane evacuation zone tool. I found that it took too many steps to find the most important information (if you were in a flood zone), and the information on what to do afterwards was a bit disjointed

This tool uses an alternative color scheme for the evacuation zones which gives symbolic meaning to users, advancing from most intense to least via hue change from purple, to red, to yellow. It uses a simplified map to make the most important information, the evacuation zones, more accessible to users. And it works responsively so that you can use this tool on any touch enabled smart phone.

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Residents who do not live in a hurricane evacuation zone face are unlikely to experience a storm surge flooding from a hurricane.



Bronx Community College

80 W 181st StreetBronx, NY 10453

Evander Childs High School

800 East Gun Hill RoadBronx, NY 10467

High School of Law, Government & Justice

244 East 163rd StreetBronx, NY 10451

I.S. 201

730 Bryant AvenueBronx, NY 10474

I.S. 98

1619 Boston RoadBronx, NY 10460

Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Blvd WBronx, NY 10468

M.S./H.S. 141

660 West 237 StreetBronx, NY 10463

P.S. 102

1827 Archer StreetBronx, NY 10460

P.S. 211

1919 Prospect AvenueBronx, NY 10457

P.S. 306

40 West Tremont AvenueBronx, NY 10453

P.S. 5

564 Jackson AvenueBronx, NY 10455

William H. Taft High School

240 East 172 StreetBronx, NY 10457


Boys & Girls High School

1700 Fulton StreetBrooklyn,NY 11213

Brooklyn Tech High School

29 Ft Greene PlaceBrooklyn,NY 11217

Bushwick High School

400 Irving AvenueBrooklyn,NY 11237

Clara Barton High School

901 Classon AvenueBrooklyn,NY 11225

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School

5800 20th AvenueBrooklyn,NY 11204

Franklin K. Lane High School

999 Jamaica AvenueBrooklyn,NY 11208

I.S. 117

300 Willoughby AvenueBrooklyn,NY 11205

I.S. 136

4004 4TH AvenueBrooklyn,NY 11232

I.S. 187

1171 65 StreetBrooklyn,NY 11219

I.S. 246

72 Veronica PlaceBrooklyn,NY 11226

I.S. 271

1137 Herkimer StreetBrooklyn,NY 11233

I.S. 383

1300 Greene AvenueBrooklyn,NY 11237

JHS 57

125 Stuyversant AvenueBrooklyn,NY 11221

John Jay High School

237 7th AvenueBrooklyn,NY 11215

NYC Technical College

300 Jay StreetBrooklyn,NY 11201

P.S. 189

1100 East New York AvenueBrooklyn,NY 11212

P.S. 249

18 Marlborough RoadBrooklyn,NY 11226

P.S. 26

1010 Lafayette AvenueBrooklyn,NY 11221

PS 327

111 Bristol StreetBrooklyn,NY 11212


Aviation High School

45-30 36 StreetLong Island City,NY 11101

Bayside High School

32-24 Corporal Kennedy StreetBayside,NY 11361

Belmont Racetrack

2150 Hempstead TPKEElmont,NY 11003

Flushing High School

35-01 Union StreetFlushing,NY 11354

Forest Hills High School

67-01 110 StreetForest Hills,NY 11375

Grover Cleveland High School

21-27 Himrod StreetRidgewood,NY 11385

Hillcrest High School

160-05 Highland AvenueJamaica,NY 11432

J.H.S. 185

147-26 25 DriveFlushing,NY 11354

John Adams High School

101-01 Rockaway BlvdOzone Park,NY 11417

Newcomers High School (OLD LIC)

28-01 41st AvenueLong Island City,NY 11101

Newtown High School

48-01 90 StreetElmhurst,NY 11373

P.S. 19

98-02 Roosevelt AvenueCorona,NY 11368

Queens College

65-30 Kissena BlvdFlushing,NY 11367

Queensborough Community College

222-05 56th AvenueOakland Gardens,NY 11364

William C. Bryant High School

48-10 31 AvenueLong Island City,NY 11103

York College

94-20 Guy R. Brewer BlvdJamaica,NY 11451


Baruch College

155 E 24TH StreetNew York,NY 10010

Bread and Roses

6 Edgecombe AvenueNew York,NY 10030

City College

181 Convent AvenueNew York,NY 10031

G. Washington High School Educ. Campus

549 Audobon AvenueNew York,NY 10040

High School of Graphic Communication Arts

439 West 49th StreetNew York,NY 10019

Hunter College

695 Park AvenueNew York,NY 10065

I.S. 118

154 West 93 StreetNew York,NY 10025

I.S. 88

215 West 114 StreetNew York,NY 10026

I.S. 90

21 Jumel PlaceNew York,NY 10032

John Jay College

445 W 59Th StreetNew York,NY 10019

Julia Richman Ed. Complex

317 East 67 StreetNew York,NY 10065

Louis D. Brandeis High School

145 West 84th StreetNew York,NY 10024

Seward Park High School

350 Grand StreetNew York,NY 10002

Staten Island

Curtis High School

105 Hamilton AvenueStaten Island,NY 10301

I.S. 51

20 Houston StreetStaten Island,NY 10302

IS 75

455 Huguenot AvenueStaten Island,NY 10312

P.S. 80 (Petrides Complex) AF-S.I.

715 Ocean TerraceStaten Island,NY 10301

Susan E. Wagner High School

1200 Manor RoadStaten Island,NY 10314

In an evac zone

Prepare a disaster plan

Develop a plan with your household members that outlines what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate if a hurricane strikes New York.

If you rent your home, renter’s insurance will insure the items inside your apartment. If you are a homeowner, make sure your home is properly insured — flood and wind damage are not covered in a basic homeowner’s policy.

Know where you will go

The city strongly recommends evacuees stay with friends or family who live outside evacuation zone boundaries. For those who have no other shelter, the City will open hurricane shelters throughout the five boroughs.

To ensure efficient use of resources, the City will ask all evacuees to report to an evacuation center. Once at the evacuation center, evacuees will either be assigned to a hurricane shelter in the same facility or transported to an associated hurricane shelter by bus.

Keep a go bag ready

Every household member should have a small Go Bag — a collection of items you may need during an evacuation packed in an easy-to-carry container such as a backpack. A Go Bag should be easily accessible if you have to leave your home in a hurry.

Assemble an emergency supply kit

You may be instructed to shelter in place (stay at home) during a hurricane. Keep enough supplies in your home to survive for at least three days.

Not in an evac zone

Assemble an emergency supply kit

All areas of the city could face hurricane-related hazards such as high winds, flooding, tornadoes, and loss of utilities. You may be instructed to shelter in place (stay at home) for several days until the hurricane passes.

In a high rise building

Residents of high-rise apartment buildings may face special risks from hurricanes even if they live outside evacuation zone boundaries.

If you live in a high-rise building outside an evacuation zone, be prepared to take shelter on or below the 10th floor.

If you live in a high-rise building located in an evacuation zone, heed evacuation orders.