Queens Borough President, Helen M. Marshall  

If you need help call 9-1-1

Disaster Preparedness Info
Learn about a Disaster
Preparedness Kit from the
Greater New York Red Cross
Call 3-1-1 for non-emergencies 
For Non-Emergencies
dial 3-1-1

Disaster Preparedness
The Red Cross has prepared a special section on how to prepare in case disaster strikes. Please review this information to learn how to protect you and your family.
Click for Details.

Ready NY Emergency
The Queens Borough President's Office has been working with New York City Office of Emergency Management to increase outreach to communities concerning the Ready NY Emergency preparedness program established in 2003 to help people better prepare for emergencies.

For info visit http://nyc.gov/readyny.

Stay ahead of the criminals, and respond appropriately if you are the victim of a crime. To read a primer on how to prevent and spot crime,
click here.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Sadly, many of our residents have to deal with the physical and emotion pain of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault. There is help. The Borough President's Office has compiled a list of information that can guide you.
Click here for more.

Health Info:

Hotline 877-817-7621 or Dept. of Health: 800-278-2965

West Nile Virus can be transmitted to Humans by MosquitosWest Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord). West Nile virus is spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. A mosquito becomes infected by biting a bird that carries the virus. You or your child cannot get West Nile virus from a person who has the disease. West Nile virus is not spread by person-to-person contact such as touching, kissing, or caring for someone who is infected.
Click here.

NYC Dept. of Health has information on Anthrax, Small Pox and other Diseases.SARS is a viral lung disorder that seems to have originated in the Far East. Please visit the CDC website for more information.

Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The disease occurs most commonly in wild and domestic livestock, such as cattle, sheep and goats.
It is not contagious.


Hospital Listings in Queens

Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst, New York 11373
General Information: (718) 334-4000

Area hospitals are available to offer assistance. If you can volunteer, please call a hospital near you.

Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th St at Parsons Blvd.

The American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross of Greater New York
Queens - 1-718-334-2022

The American Red Cross of Greater New York has a variety of resources and educational events to help make you more prepared in the event of an emergency.

Red Cross Blood Donation Center: 800-GIVE-LIFE
Greater New York Red Cross: 1-877-REDCROSS

The Red Cross Blood Donor Task Force wants you to call the above numbers before going to the location to check the need and schedule of blood donor sites in your area. To donate blood in the Greater New York area, call the New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-BLOOD or 1-800-933-2566 for locations.

Who Can Help?
Blood Donors must be at least age 17, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. Photo or signature ID is required.

Police, Fire and other Emergency Service Personnel respond in times of crisis.Police ~ Fire ~ Other Information

-- 911 for emergencies
-- 311 to report a problem that is not an emergency
-- FBI Tipline: 866-483-5139
-- NYPD TIPLINE: 1-718-765-4300

Transportation Information - MTA Information

ALERT: Click here for Traffic Advisories.

MTA emergency informationOften a 4,000-vehicle park and ride facility is available at Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens for a small fee. Customers can take the Take the Number 7 train from Shea to the City. Daily parking fee is only $2. subway line to Manhattan or use the park and ride to facilitate car pools. In times of emergency or heavy construction, please check with the MTA to see if the Park-N-Ride is available.

Vehicles will be checked at Greenpoint Avenue and at Van Dam Street in Queens, just before the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Vehicles will be checked at each of the DOT-operated East River Bridges: the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Queensboro Bridges. Vehicles will be checked at Pleasant Avenue in Weehawken, located just before the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel.

Check back often for the latest information, as the situation may change. Please refer to the MTA pages for more detail.

The subway system continues to rebuild. Occasionally, track work requires that trains be rerouted. To make sure that your commute has not been effected, visit the MTA information center.
MTA – Subways

Regularly scheduled bus service runs smoothly. Please review the MTA site to double check service for your routes.
MTA – Buses

Reservations for Access-A-ride paratransit service may only be made one to two days in advance of the day of travel. Call the toll-free number 1-877-337-2017. Travel to and from Staten Island to other boroughs may also not be possible.
MTA – Buses

Bridges, Tunnels, Roadways
Sometimes construction or other activity impacts the bridges and tunnels in our area. Stay informed.
MTA – Bridges & Tunnels

Long Island Rail Road
The Long Island Rail Road posts regular updates.

Metro-North posts regular updates.
MTA – Metro-North

New Jersey Transit
Please visit New Jersey Transit for updates and travel information.
New Jersey Transit

During peak travel times, Amtrak may require reservations on all trains, especially those within the busy Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington, DC. To make a reservation,
Go to Amtrak

JFK AirportAirport Information

Port Authority of NY & NJ:
LaGuardia AirportJohn F. Kennedy Airport
LaGuardia Airport


CLICK to go to New York City Government WebsiteOfficial Government Web Sites

To see a list of additional Government websites, click here.

Financial donations are now being acceptedDonations - Local Charities

Network for Good has made it possible for you to donate to a variety of local charities. Please visit this site to learn how to contribute.
Network for Good

Please note that many banks and corporations are offering matching gifts for these charities. Contact your benefits department or bank to see how you make your contribution even more valuable.

Have established a fund to help the victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families, as well as ongoing charitable efforts. Specify your desired charity and send your contribution to:

OR CALL: 1-212-251-4035

Red Cross Financial Donations: 800-435-7669
In-Person Payments with Red Cross: 1-888-477-7297

The City of New York accepts contributions to aid the families of Police, Fire, EMS and other City employees. Please make your check or money order payable to:

The City of New York
100 Church Street, 20th Floor
New York, New York 10007

Please include your name and address with your tax deductible contribution to NYCPPI (New York City Public/Private Initiatives, Inc.). NYCPPI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.


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