NYC Issues Travel Warning for Monday Afternoon Due to Severe Weather – NBC New York (47)

New York City Emergency Management issued a travel warning for Monday, May 16,Because severe weather is expected with possible severe thunderstorms, including damaging winds and hail.

Our Authority on Time also noted that an isolated tornado somewhere in the region cannot be ruled out.

A total precipitation of 0.50 inches of rain is expected with locally higher amounts possible. Additionally, winds are expected to be 20 mph to 25 mph with peak wind gusts up to 30 mph between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday, although there is a small chance the city will experience gusty winds. up to 60 mph during this event.

“As unsettled weather continues to affect our area, New Yorkers should prepare for a wet and windy ride Monday afternoon and evening,” said New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol. “We urge all New Yorkers to exercise caution and prepare for potential power outages. If you must travel, consider using public transportation and allow extra travel time, and if you must drive, stay off flooded roads. We also encourage New Yorkers to take special care to insure their property. Bring any loose, lightweight objects like trash cans, potted plants, or lawn furniture that can easily fly.”

Security advice:

  • 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 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 workers. Ask for help from family, friends, or service providers if you need help.
  • Be careful when you travel. Do not drive or walk in areas where water covers the roadway as the depth of the water may be too great to allow you to cross safely. Use public transportation if possible.
  • When outside, avoid walking and driving through flooded areas. As little as six inches of moving water can knock a person off their feet. 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 out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwaters.
  • Avoid flooded subway stations.
  • Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwaters.
  • If you see downed power lines, don’t go near them. Never try to move them or touch them with any object. Be aware that tree limbs, leaves, or water can hide downed wires. Always stay away from downed power lines because they could be live.
  • Immediately report downed wires. If a power line falls on your car while you’re in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.

Prepare for power outages

  • To prepare for a possible power outage, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and adjust your refrigerator and freezer to a colder setting. If you lose power, items that need refrigeration will stay cooler 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 support equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, please call 9-1-1.
  • Do not use generators indoors.
  • Check in with friends, family, and neighbors, especially older adults and people with disabilities, access and functional needs, or health conditions. Help them prepare if necessary.

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