NYC Emergency Management, and other City officials today advised New Yorkers to prepare for the possible effects of Hurricane Joaquin. The City is working with the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center to monitor Hurricane Joaquin and plan for possible impacts. For storm updates, please visit www.weather.gov/nyc.
The Department of Buildings is reminding all builders, contractors, and property owners to secure their construction sites and buildings and prepare for ongoing sustained winds upwards of 30mph with wind gusts in excess of 70mph. For more information regarding buildings and construction sites, please visit http://on.nyc.gov/1iPvsOY.
The City encourages the public and visitors to stay informed by signing up for Notify NYC, the City’s official source for emergency information, and identify their hurricane evacuation zone by visiting http://gis.nyc.gov/oem/he/index.html or calling 311. New Yorkers should take time to review their emergency plans. If you have a disability, access or functional need, make sure your plan addresses your needs. For more information about the City's preparation operations and actions New Yorkers can take to be prepared at home, please visit http://on.nyc.gov/1L7JuGB.