Emergency Management

Located north of New York City in the Hudson Valley, West Point is exposed to a variety of hazards ranging from storms to human-caused threats such as criminal and terrorist acts. The mission of the West Point Installation Emergency Management office is to provide policy oversight and guidance to Installation leadership and base personnel before, during and after emergencies through comprehensive preparedness programs, training, and response coordination.

Build a Kit

Every household should prepare to a kit with enough supplies to maintain for several days. Additional items like medications or pet supplies may be needed depending on the situation.

Make a Plan​​​​

How will your family communicate? Where will you shelter or meet? Make a plan, before an emergency happens.

Be Informed

West Point relies on mass warning and notification systems (MWNS) and traditional communications to alert and inform the West Point community of emergency conditions. These means include:

·         Alert! Emergency Notification

·         Installation Status Hotline: (845) 938-7000

·         Giant Voice

·         Social media: West Point Garrison Community Facebook page; X 

·         Command Channel, Local Radio and TV

·         Public Affairs Office Press Releases


Additional Links

National Weather Service 

Department of Homeland Security, Ready.gov

Orange County Emergency Services, Division of Emergency Management

New York State Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Office of Emergency Management