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Travel Advisory For Monday Evening Through Tuesday Afternoon

NYC Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory for Monday evening, October 25, through Tuesday afternoon, October 26.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, October 25, through 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 26.  
A rapidly developing low pressure system will likely produce heavy rainfall across the region with rainfall totals of 2-4 inches. Locally higher rainfall amounts are possible. Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times and heavy rain may produce areas of flash flooding.  

A few periods of heavy rainfall are likely between 12 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday and can impact both the morning and evening commutes. Winds are expected to be 20 mph to 30 mph and winds gusts of up to 40 mph are expected Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening. Lingering showers then possible through Wednesday morning.  
Are you prepared? 
  • Take four easy steps today to protect your business and finances from flooding 
  • Take photos of your business’ important belongings to help expedite insurance claims 
  • Put copies of important documents in a waterproof container or save electronically 
  • Protect essential equipment and move valuable inventory from the basement to the upper floors to prevent water damage   
  • Get flood insurance or review your current policy to ensure that it is up-to-date 
Visit http://FloodHelpNY/small-business to learn more. 
Safety Tips 

  • If you live in a basement apartment, be prepared to move to a higher floor during periods of heavy rain.
  • If you live in a flood-prone area, keep materials such as sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting, and lumber on hand to help protect your home.  
  • If you have a disability or access or functional need, make sure your plan addresses how your needs may affect your ability to evacuate, shelter in place, or communicate with emergency workers. Arrange help from family, friends, or service providers if you will need assistance. 
  • Exercise caution when traveling. Do not drive your vehicle or walk into areas where water covers the roadway as the water depth may be too great to allow you to cross safely. Use mass transit if possible.
  • When outside, avoid walking and driving through flooded areas. As few as six inches of moving water can knock a person over. Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and possible stalling. One or two feet of water can carry away a vehicle. 
  • Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwaters. Avoid flooded subway stations.
  • If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Never attempt to move or touch them with any object. Be mindful that tree limbs, leaves, or water can cover downed wires from view. Always stay away from downed power lines because they could be live. 
  • Strong winds can bring down trees and power lines and can turn unsecured objects into dangerous projectiles. They can also cause power outages. To prepare for these hazards, New Yorkers should:
  1. Check the area immediately surrounding your home for unsecured objects or potentially dangerous conditions. Tree limbs, garbage cans, yard debris, or other materials that can be moved by the wind are potential projectiles aimed at your home or parked vehicle.
  2. Bring inside loose, lightweight objects such as lawn furniture, potted plants, garbage cans, garden tools and toys.
  3. Report downed wires immediately. If a power line falls on your car while you are in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel. 

Power Outages 

  • To prepare for a possible power outage, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn your refrigerator and freezer to a colder setting. If you lose power, items that need refrigeration will stay cooler for longer. 
  • Make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios or televisions are working. Keep extra batteries. 
  • If you lose power and have a disability, access and functional needs or use life-sustaining equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, dial 911. 
  • Do not use generators indoors. 
  • Check on friends, relatives, and neighbors, especially older adults and people with disabilities, access and functional needs, or health conditions. Help them to prepare if needed. 
Stay Informed 
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