Advance Warning System: Extremely cold temperatures and high wind Thursday/Friday

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Good afternoon AWS Partners,

The New York City Office of Emergency Management issued a cold weather alert for extremely cold temperatures and subzero wind chills Thursday, February 19, 2015. High temperatures Thursday will be in the upper 20s, with wind chills of zero degrees. High winds are expected to begin Thursday afternoon and continue through Thursday night, with sustained winds of 20- 30 mph and gusts up to 35 - 40mph. Temperatures remain around zero Thursday night, but wind chills will be dangerously low: 15 to 20 degrees below zero. Temperatures remain extremely cold Friday, with a high near 15 degrees and wind chills as low as 2 degrees. 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 (, or visit 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, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.

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NYC Emergency Management Human Services Unit:
Human Services email distribution list:

Johanna Conroy
Director of Human Services
Cell: 917-662-3295

Marianne Jackson
Special Needs Liaison
Cell: 646-335-5693

Eli Fresquez
Special Needs Coordinator
Cell: 347-386-0389

Cynthia Barton
Disaster Housing Recovery Program Manager
Cell: 917-468-2768

Jonas Ballreich
Human Services Emergency Preparedness Specialist
Cell: 347-374-1058

Jay Brandt
Human Services Emergency Preparedness Manager
Cell: 646-596-3147

Marnie Suss
Human Services Emergency Support Function Coordinator
Cell: 718-468-1728

Annette Santiago
Director of Human Resources
Cell: 347-534-7028

February 18, 2015