High Wind Harlem To Hollis Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for New York City in effect from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM, tonight. The warning has been issued for sustained winds of 25-35 mph and gusts up to 60 mph.

During periods of high winds, residents should use caution when walking or driving profile vehicles. Winds at these speeds can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, and cause power outages.

To prepare, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn refrigerators and freezers to a colder setting. Always stay clear of downed power lines. If you are affected by an outage, turn off all appliances and keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Do not use generators indoors. If you lose power and have a disability or access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1.

For the updates and the latest weather info, visit: http://www.weather.gov/okx/

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