NYC issues travel warning through Tuesday morning due to inclement weather – NBC New York (47)

New York City Emergency Management issued a travel advisory Monday evening through Tuesday morning.

Indeed, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for New York City from 10:00 p.m. Monday through 8:00 a.m. Tuesday.

The latest forecast calls for moderate to heavy rain across the city from 9:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, with a forecast total of 1 to 1.5 inches of rainfall with the potential for more than 2 inches of rain. in some areas.

Heavy rains can cause flooding in low-lying, poorly drained areas. The National Weather Service also issued a coastal flood warning for Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and southern Queens and a coastal flood watch for the Bronx and northern Queens early Tuesday morning.

Rain will ease early Tuesday morning, although intermittent rain will remain possible overnight with little to no further accumulation. Winds are forecast to be 20mph to 30mph with peak gusts of up to 45mph expected between 9:00 p.m. Monday and 4:00 a.m. Tuesday. Winds will begin to pick up after a brief lull around 7:00 a.m. and will continue through Tuesday evening. Light rain will persist through Tuesday afternoon.

“While we enjoyed cool, clear skies during our first weeks of spring, this period also brings the threat of heavy rain, and we urge New Yorkers to be prepared for possible heavy rain and gusts of wind tonight until early morning.” New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol. “We urge all New Yorkers to exercise caution. If you must travel, consider using public transportation and allow extra travel time, and if you must drive, please do not use flooded roads.

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• If you live in a basement apartment, be prepared to move to an upper floor during periods of heavy rain.
• If you live in a flood zone, keep materials such as sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting, and lumber on hand to help protect your home.
• If you have a disability or an access or functional need, make sure your plan addresses how your needs may affect your ability to evacuate, shelter in place, or contact emergency responders. Ask family, friends or service providers for help if you need help.
• Be careful when traveling. Do not drive or walk in areas where water covers the roadway as the water depth may be too great for you to cross safely. Use public transport if possible.
• When outdoors, avoid walking and driving in flooded areas. As little as six inches of moving water can knock a person down. Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and possible stalling. A foot or two of water can wash away a vehicle.
• Stay away from any building if it is surrounded by flood water.
• Avoid flooded metro stations.
• Stay away from any building if it is surrounded by flood water.
• If you see downed power lines, stay away. Never try to move them or touch them with an object. Be aware that tree branches, leaves, or water may hide fallen wires. Always stay away from downed power lines as they may be live.
• Report downed wires immediately. If a power line falls on your car while you’re in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for help.

Prepare for power outages

• To prepare for a possible power outage, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and set your refrigerator and freezer to a colder setting. If you lose energy, items that need refrigeration will stay fresh longer.
• Make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios or televisions are working. Keep extra batteries.
• If you lose power and have disabilities, access and functional needs, or use life support equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, call 9-1-1.
• Do not use generators indoors.
• Help your friends, family and neighbours, especially the elderly and people with disabilities, with access and functional needs or health problems. Help them prepare if necessary.

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