From Harlem City Councilperson Mark Levine
New York City is preparing for rain, wind and flooding over the next couple of days and for a yet uncertain impact by Hurricane Joaquin.I encourage you to review the information below and take the necessary steps to stay safe and to plan for the potential of power outages.
While my office is here to assist and keep you posted on developments, I encourage you to sign up to Notify NYC for real-time alerts about the storm and the most up to date emergency information. You can also download the free Red Cross Emergency App that combines more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts.
For tips to help you get ready if the Hurricane does impact the New York City area, you can also visit the New York City’s Emergency Management website.
Con Edison customers can report service problems at www.conEd.com or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). Con Edison also offers several mobile options so you can manage your accounts, check the status of an outage, learn energy-saving tips, and more. Text REG to OUTAGE (688243) to sign up for text notifications, and follow the prompts. Customers can also download Con Edison’s free iPhone and Android app, My conEdison, to report and check the status of a power problem, and view the company’s interactive online outage map.
Although forecasters are unsure of the exact path of Hurricane Joaquin, being prepared will help us all get through it safely. Below, you will find the most recent update from the National Weather Service and more helpful information.