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Emergency Response & Recovery

Experiencing an Emergency

Call 911 if you are experiencing an emergency, in immediate danger, or have a serious injury or medical condition.

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) can support your business before, during, and after an emergency or other disruptions to your operations.

Emergency Response

SBS can help you get back to business after an emergency. Our team works closely with NYC Emergency Management and other key New York City agencies to assess the impact to your business and help you restore operations as soon as possible. Take advantage of our free resources.

Our team of assistants can:

  • Provide you with the latest emergency information on street closures, utilities disruptions, security, and demolitions.
  • Once your premises are declared safe by the NYC Department of Buildings and Fire Department of New York (FDNY), we can help you regain access to your business location and recover your salvageable items.
  • Coordinate with the NYC Police Department and other emergency responders to make sure your business location is secure and prevent losses.
  • Connect you to local business organizations for possible relocation assistance.
  • Help accelerate re-inspections, applications and permit processes to restore your business operations.
  • Connect you to an attorney for free legal advice of your business lease or contracts to determine how they maybe impacted by an emergency.

Emergency Response and How to Get Help for Your Business in an Emergency.

Emergency Recovery

SBS helps businesses after an emergency.

Our team of assistants can: