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:
Greetings AWS Partners,
The National Weather Service has issued a citywide Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from Monday, Jan. 26, at 1 PM, until Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 12 AM. The current forecast calls for 20 to 30 inches of snow, with locally higher amounts possible and snowfall rates of up to 2 to 4 inches per hour late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Northern winds of 30 to 40 MPH are forecast, with gusts of up to 65 MPH possible. Temperatures in the lower 20s are expected, with visibilities of one quarter mile or less at times. New Yorkers are urged to stay off of the roads Monday evening and Tuesday. Road conditions will be treacherous at times, and delays and transit impacts are anticipated. Plan to stay indoors as much as possible Monday evening and Tuesday.
� Alternate Side Parking is suspended on Monday, Jan. 26, and Tuesday, Jan. 27. Parking meters will remain in effect.
� New Yorkers are advised to stay out of New York City parks during the storm for their safety. The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation will be tracking downed trees and tree limbs throughout the city.
� On Monday, January 26, based on the expected storm, all after-school programs, PSAL, and evening adult education programs will be canceled. School field trips will also be canceled.
� Schools will be open on Monday for the regular school day. Schools will also administer Regents exams as scheduled.
For any snow-related issues and inquiries, call 311 or visit 311 online at nyc.gov. Call 911 only during serious emergencies.
NYC Emergency Management will continue to monitor this weather system, and the agency's Human Services Unit will keep you updated as the situation develops. If you have any questions or comments during this time, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Services Unit. If you need assistance immediately contact OEM Watch Command at 718-422-8700.
NYC Emergency Management Human Services Unit:
Human Services email distribution list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Human Services
Special Needs Liaison
Special Needs Coordinator
Disaster Housing Recovery Program Manager
Human Services Emergency Preparedness Specialist
Human Services Emergency Preparedness Manager
Director of Human Resources
Interagency Training Coordinator