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.
The National Weather Service has issued the following:
What: Flood Advisory
When: Until 2:30 PM on 7/16
Hazards: 1 - 2 inches of rain expected. Heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low-lying spots.
- Do not drive your vehicle or walk into areas where water covers the roadway as the water depth may be too great to allow you to cross safely
New Yorkers living in basement apartments are reminded to be prepared to move to higher ground during periods of heavy rain. Heavy rain may cause rapid flooding to basements with little to no notice and can be life-threatening.
Heavy rain may create dangerous travel conditions:
- Limit travel and stay inside during periods of severe weather.
- If you must travel, exercise caution. Do not drive your vehicle or walk into areas where water covers the roadway as the water depth may be too great to allow you to cross safely.
- If you are outside during a thunderstorm, avoid open areas and try to seek shelter indoors.
Help Prevent Street Flooding: Clear leaves & debris from catch basins near your home. Be sure to wear gloves & watch for traffic.
Report clogged catch basins: call 311 or visit https://on.nyc.gov/38t3h4r.
For more information, please visit https://on.nyc.gov/2WYDNJS
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 not reply to this e-mail. This mailbox is not monitored. To make changes or receive assistance with your account, please log in 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.