UPDATE: Of a Tornado Warning, from Manhattan to The Bronx. Tornadoes can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, & cause power outages.
Preparedness Actions: IMMEDIATELY go indoors and/or to the lowest floor of your building for shelter. Stay away from windows.
Reported earlier: Due to high winds, a ban on all commercial vehicles coming from Harlem or any other place is now in effect on the Whitestone Bridge.
Restrictions for empty tractor-trailers, tandem trailers, piggyback trailers, dual trailers, and multiple trailers remain in effect for the Verrazzano Bridge and RFK Bridge.
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Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time wherever you’re coming from Harlem to the Hudson.
Hazards: Strong winds can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, and cause power outages.
Preparedness Actions: Exercise caution when walking, biking, or driving.
Before an outage
- Charge cell phones
- Gather supplies
- Turn refrigerators/freezers to a colder setting
During an Outage
- Stay clear of downed power lines
- Turn off all appliances
- Keep refrigerator/freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage
- Do not use generators indoors
- If you have a disability/access needs, or use life-sustaining equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, dial 911.
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