Notification issued 1/26/17 at 5:39 PM. New York City is experiencing intermittent wind gusts in excess of 40 MPH. 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. To prepare, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn refrigerators and freezers to a colder setting. Always stay clear of downed power lines. If you are affected by an outage, turn off all appliances and keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Do not use generators indoors. If you lose power and have a disability or access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1. For the latest weather information, please visit www.weather.gov/nyc.
Notification issued 1/12/17 at 7:00 PM. On Friday, 1/13, the New York Police Department Aviation Unit will conduct a multi-agency formation flight over St. Patrick’s Cathedral between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The flight is in commemoration of the passing of Detective Steven McDonald. There will be approximately 10-15 aircraft during the flyover. The aircraft will fly over parts of Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Manhattan, including the Hudson River, Central Park, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Verrazano Bridge. The aircraft will be operating at an altitude of 1300-1500 feet.
Buying Electronics this Holiday Season?
If you’re shopping for electronics as gifts for the holidays, don’t just consider the sticker price. By choosing products that are rated as energy efficient, you will save energy and money over the lifetime of the product, and you will be doing something good for our planet.
The products guide from Energy Star will help you compare features and energy specifications on products that have been certified as energy efficient; and don’t forget to check out the “rebate and special offers locator” to find deals that will save you money this holiday season.
KEEPING YOU INFORMED!
As many of you may already know, there were events earlier today resulting in fatalities and injuries in: 1) Ankara, Turkey, 2) Zurich, Switzerland and 3) Berlin, Germany. We continue to monitor these events for any potential impact they may have for New York City. Help keep New York City safe. Remember, if you see something, say something.
Keep an Emergency Kit in Your Car for Severe Winter Weather
Extreme cold or snowstorms can be dangerous, especially if you are stranded. If you live in an area that is prone to severe winter weather, plan ahead and keep an emergency kit in your car.
The National Weather Service has tips on what to include in your car’s emergency kit as well as other tips for home on what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold. Take an opportunity to review these tips with your teen drivers.
Wednesday through Friday, December 14-16 are Gridlock Alert Days. Each year during the holiday season, the Department of Transportation designates Gridlock Alert Days as some of the busiest traffic days of the year. Whether you are traveling to work, for shopping or recreation, please consider walking, biking or taking public transportation whenever possible.
The remaining Gridlock Alert Days for this holiday season are:
* Wednesday, December 21
* Thursday, December 22
* Friday, December 23
Pulaski Bridge Early Morning Full Closure – Thursday, December 1
The Pulaski Bridge will be fully closed from 12:01 am to 5 am on Thursday, December 1. The closure affects vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic, including the B62 bus. Detour signs will be posted. The closure is necessary as installation of the bicycle lane continues. The Greenpoint Avenue Bridge can be used as an alternate route. This work is weather dependent and may be postponed to Friday, December 2 if there is bad weather on Thursday.
Ready for Thanksgiving Dinner?
Turkey, veggies, stuffing and gravy—all essential to a perfect Thanksgiving. But a great meal goes beyond having all the right ingredients. Cooking safely and knowing when to throw out leftovers is a must for any dining occasion.
Test your food safety knowledge by taking our quiz, and you’ll be ready for the big day!