Advance Warning System - Snow Forecasted for Friday

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Good afternoon AWS Partners,

The Advance Warning System (AWS) disseminates information to New Yorkers with disabilities and others with 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 National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 AM Friday through 2 AM Saturday, March 21, 2015. New York City Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory for Friday, March 20, 2015. Snow will begin Friday morning and will continue throughout the day. The snow will intensify in the afternoon with the heaviest snow expected to fall during the Friday evening rush. The snow will taper off late Friday evening. Snow may be heavy at times mixed with freezing rain with a total of 4 to 6 inches of accumulation expected. Temperatures will remain unseasonably low during this period. High temperatures on Friday are expected to be near 36 degrees, with wind chill values between 25 and 30 degrees. Low temperatures Friday night are expected to be around 28 degrees. New Yorkers are asked to exercise caution and be prepared for limited visibility and slippery conditions when traveling. Please urge your clients to stay indoors if possible and exercise extreme caution if they must travel. See attached Cold Weather Safety Tips.

For more helpful tips 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: 646-879-7232

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: 917-468-1728

Annette Santiago
Assistant Commissioner of Human Resources
Cell: 347-534-7028

March 19, 2015