Good evening 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 the following coastal flood products for high tides tonight, 2/8, and tomorrow morning, 2/9. Tidal departures are expected to be 2 to 2.5 feet above normal.
South Queens: Coastal Flood Warning in effect 2/8 from 7PM-11PM and 2/9 from 7AM-11PM for areas along southern shores.
Brooklyn: Coastal Flood Warning in effect until 11 PM tonight, and 2/9 from 7AM-11AM for areas along southern shores.
During a Coastal Flood Warning, widespread moderate flooding is expected, resulting in beach erosion and flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or properties. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water and take appropriate action to protect life and property.
Bronx: Coastal Flood Advisory in effect 2/9 from 9AM-1PM for areas along Long Island Sound.
Staten Island: Coastal Flood Advisory in effect until 11PM tonight, and 2/9 from 7AM-10AM for areas along Newark Bay, The Kills, & tidally affected portions of the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers.
During a Coastal Flood Advisory, minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties is possible. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements and take action to protect property.
For more information, visit www.weather.gov/nyc.
For more information, visit NYC.gov/EmergencyManagement. 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, for Video Relay Service, or TTY: (212-504-4115) visit NYC.gov/notifynyc, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.
For more information about keeping Pets safe during the winter please see this information from the ASPCA.
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