Project Impact Partners
Reduce Disaster Risk
Flood Mitigation Assistance
Reduce Risk of Floods
Reduce Risk of Wind Events
Family Disaster Plan
Pets and Hurricanes
Care of Water-Damaged Valuables
Dangers After Flood
After Flood Clean Up
Hurricane Prep Your Boat
The Village Office of Emergency Management welcomes you to this web site. Here you will find
information about actions that you can take to better prepare yourself, your family and your
The Village of East Rockaway
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE
The key to surviving severe weather events or disasters, natural or man made is
You can begin by taking immediate actions to ensure that your family is fully prepared and ready
to react to emergency notifications and instructions. Some disasters can be prevented, if we
take steps before the storm or incident occurs. Other times, the event is so great that we
suffer damage. If you have prepared and have knowledge of what to expect, you will feel in
control of your situation.
Disasters come in all sizes. What is a small inconvenience to one person, loss of electricity,
may be a life-threading emergency to a person who is on life support. Most disaster victims
suffer unnecessary heartache because they just didn't know the basics of surviving the event.
Do you have insurance? Did you practice mitigation? Have you prepared a plan? If you are not
sure that your ready for a disaster, then take some time to look at this site.
For a complete index of the valuable information that can be found on this site, click
on the link to our SITE MAP.
The Village of East Rockaway is a coastal community located on the
south shore of Long Island. East Rockaway is about 1.2 square miles
with 10,500 persons. Their population density per square mile is about
9,250 with about 15% living in special flood hazard areas. There are an
estimated 3,400 dwellings of which 500 are located in a special flood
hazard area. There are a number of critical facilites within the jurisdiction:
a Village Hall, four fire stations, five schools, one nursing home, and two
early child care facilities.
The Village of East Rockaway is particularly vulnerable to coastal
flooding when storm surge tides come ashore from hurricanes or
nor'easters. These have caused repetitive flooding in the village's special
flood hazard areas.