The National Weather Service is warning New Yorkers to expect a "life-threatening surge" event as the agency's forecasters is anticipating the potential for 3 to 6 feet of storm surge across western Long Island Sound, New York Harbor, and other areas, with lesser amounts elsewhere.
NYC Emergency Management Urges New Yorkers to Prepare for Impacts of Tropical Storm Hermine.
Go Bag to can grab in case you need to leave your home in a hurry. For more information about what to pack, visit http://www1.nyc.gov/site/em/ready/gather-supplies.page.
Flood risk. To learn more about coastal flood risk in New York City, visit the FEMA Region II Coastal Analysis and Mapping website for flood hazard information.
Protection against loss due to floods is not covered under a homeowner's policy. Contact your property/casualty agent or broker about eligibility for flood insurance.
For more information, visit the National Flood Insurance Program online at www.floodsmart.gov.
Flood-susceptible areas should keep materials, such as sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting, and lumber to help protect your home.
Bring inside loose, lightweight objects, such as lawn furniture and garbage cans.
Anchor objects that will be unsafe to bring inside, such as gas grills or propane tanks.
Make an itemized list of personal property, including furnishings, clothing, and valuables.
Move valuable items from basements to upper floors. Basements are vulnerable to flooding.
Charge cell phones.
Turn your refrigerator and freezer to a colder setting. If you lose power, items that need refrigeration will stay cooler for longer.
Check on friends, relatives, and neighbors, especially older adults and people with disabilities, access and functional needs, or health conditions. Help them to prepare if needed.
Fill out an Emergency Reference Card, which will contain important contacts for you and your family in the event of any emergency.
Learn the safest route from your home or workplace to safe, high ground in case you have to evacuate. This should be part of your household disaster plan.
During periods of high winds, residents should use caution when walking or driving high profile vehicles. Winds at these speeds can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, and cause power outages.