The Advance Warning System (AWS) disseminates information to people 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.
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY.
Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 9 to 11 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. Near blizzard conditions are possible for a period on Saturday.
Impacts: Travel will become be very difficult. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.
Extreme Temperatures: A combination of gusty winds and arctic air will produce wind chills below zero during the day tomorrow through Sunday morning.
Hazards: Frostbite and hypothermia may occur with prolonged exposure without proper clothing.
Travel: LIRR trains will be suspended at 8AM on Saturday, 1/29
Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Before an outage
- Charge cell phones
- Gather supplies
- Turn refrigerator/freezers to a colder setting
During an outage
- Stay clear of downed power lines
- Turn off all appliances
- Keep refrigerator/freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage
- Do not use generators indoors
- If you have a disability/access needs or use life sustaining equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, dial 911.
Check local department of transportation information services for the latest road conditions
Twitter: @NotifyNYC (emergency notifications) or @nycemergencymgt (emergency preparedness info)
The Advance Warning System (AWS) alerts organizations who work with people with disabilities and access and functional needs to various types of hazards and emergencies in New York City that may affect people's independence and daily lives. Participating organizations receive public preparedness and emergency information that they can relay to their clients and other similar agencies. If you work for an organization that serves people with disabilities or access and functional needs you can subscribe for AWS Alerts at the following link: https://www.advancewarningsystemnyc.org/aws
Please do no reply to this e-mail. This mailbox is not monitored. To make changes or receive assistance with your account, please login to the AWS website or contact us through the AWS website. If you think you or someone else may have an emergency, call 911 immediately.