Good afternoon AWS Partners,
The Advance Warning System (AWS) disseminates information to New Yorkers with disabilities and access and functional needs through their service providers. Please share the important information below with your clients and other agencies or individuals to empower them to make informed decisions:
The New York City Office of Emergency Management today issued a weather alert for dangerously cold temperatures Friday night, followed by a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain Saturday through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Temperatures Friday night will be dangerously cold with lows around 10 degrees and wind chills near 5 degrees. High temperatures Saturday are expected to be around 32 degrees, with wind chills between zero and 10 degrees. Light snow will begin late Saturday morning and become heavier throughout the day, with the heaviest snow expected between 4:00 PM and 7:00PM Saturday. Snow will transition to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain Saturday evening into Sunday morning. As temperatures increase, the freezing rain will transition to rain by daybreak Sunday, and will taper off by mid-Sunday afternoon. High temperatures Sunday are expected to be around 40 degrees, with wind chills between 20 and 25 degrees. A total of 2- 4 inches of snow and one-tenth of an inch of ice is expected with this event. New Yorkers are asked to exercise caution during the period of extreme cold weather, and be prepared for slippery conditions, as freezing rain could cause for icy conditions Sunday. Please urge your clients to stay indoors if possible and practice extreme vigilance in following the cold weather safety tips that are attached.
For more helpful tips for staying warm and safe, view NYC Emergency Management's winter weather video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUs0XqNeO_s&feature=youtu.be), or visit NYC.gov/Emergency Management. New Yorkers are also encouraged to sign up for Notify NYC, the City's free emergency notification system. Through Notify NYC, New Yorkers can receive phone calls, text messages, and/or emails alerts about traffic and transit disruptions and other emergencies. To sign up for Notify NYC, call 311, visit NYC.gov/notifynyc, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.
If you encounter issues opening the attached file, you can also download it here: https://advancewarningsystemnyc.org/downloadable-file/winter-2015-cold-w...
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