Are You Prepared for Extreme Weather in Your Area?

Are You Prepared for Extreme Weather in Your Area?

Every minute counts during a disaster – plan now so you’re prepared. Know the risks about the different disasters and hazards that could affect you and your family where you live, work, and go to school. Preparedness is a shared responsibility. While government plays a role, there are  important things individuals, organizations, and businesses can do to be ready for the unexpected.

Here are some steps you can take to become better prepared:

  • Download the FEMA App to get alerts and warnings about weather conditions. Receiving timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events can make the difference in knowing when to take action to be safe. The app also provides safety tips about what to do before, during, and after disasters.
  • Create and test a family communications plan. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.
  • Document and insure your property. When a disaster strikes, having insurance for your home or business property is the best way to ensure you will have the necessary financial resources to help you repair, rebuild, or replace whatever is damaged.
  • Buy insurance that covers the specific risks associated with your region. Look for homeowners or renters insurance that covers damage caused by floods, high winds from tornados and hurricanes, earthquakes, or other concerns.
  • Strengthen your financial preparedness. Collect and secure personal financial, insurance, medical, and other records so you have the documentation needed to start the recovery process without delay. Know your disaster costs.
  • Get trained to help others. Minutes matter in a disaster, and if emergency responders aren’t nearby, you can be the help until more help arrives.
  • Learn how to find volunteer opportunities and donate to survivors. After a disaster strikes, many people want to donate their time, money, or goods. Learn tips on how to avoid scams when you’re searching for a charitable organization to work with, and the best steps to take to support first responders.

National Preparedness Month is coming up in September. The month serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.

Visit Ready.gov for tools, tips, and resources to help you prepare, including a video on six things to know before a disaster.


Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses

It’s great to get outdoors during the summer, but it’s important to stay safe in the sun. Don´t let the heat ruin your family fun. Follow these tips to prevent heat-related health issues:

  • Never cover your baby’s stroller with a blanket. It may block the sun, but even a thin blanket can stop air circulation and cause the interior of the stroller to overheat.
  • Never leave a child in a parked car. Vehicles can quickly heat up to dangerous temperatures, even with a window cracked open.
  • Keep your children hydrated when they’re playing outside, don’t wait until they’re thirsty.

Notify NYC – Excessive Heat Warning & Cooling Centers

The National Weather Service has issued the following:
What: Excessive Heat Warning; Excessive Heat Watch
Where: NYC
When: 6AM on 7/1 to 6AM on 7/2; 6AM to 9PM on 7/2

Hazards: These conditions are dangerous to health. People without air conditioning, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. Cooling centers remain open. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for NYC which is in effect until 11PM today, and from 11AM until 11PM on 7/1.

Preparedness Actions:
– Avoid strenuous activity
– Active children, adults, and people with lung disease such as asthma should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors

For cooling center information contact 3-1-1 or visit https://on.nyc.gov/2KwTWhW.

More info: www.dec.ny.gov or www.weather.gov/okx/.


Tips to Keep Your Food Safe (USA.gov)

Bacteria and germs that cause food poisoning can survive in many places and spread around your kitchen. Whether you’re grocery shopping, cooking dinner, or hosting a party, there are simple things you can do to stay safe.

 

Learn how to keep your food safe this season:

For more information, please visit here.




Delayed Opening: 10:00 a.m. on March 22

I hope you are safe and warm. Please be advised that due to significant weather related disruptions outside of the city, where many students, faculty, and staff reside, NYLS classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. To that end, all classes and events scheduled before 10:00 a.m. are cancelled and will be rescheduled. The campus and library will open at their normal times. If you plan to take the New York Law Exam tomorrow at NYLS, please plan to leave yourself an abundance of extra time to get to School, or simply plan to take the exam from home if you are concerned that transit delays could affect your being on-time, or cause unnecessary stress before an important exam. ‎

Please exercise all necessary caution and stay tuned to your e-mail, nyls.edu, text messages, as well as mass media, for all updates. For staff members who may experience difficulty reporting to work by 10:00 a.m., please contact your supervisors.

All my best,

Dean Crowell


NYLS Closed: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dear NYLS Community,

New York Law School classes, academic programs, and administrative offices are closed on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The Library is closed, but designated study space in the W Building, and the lower level of the C Building, will be available. Substantial snowfall is expected, exercise caution at all times.

If you had a mid-term scheduled for tomorrow, the Registrar’s Office will be in touch with you about exam make-up dates. All classes and programs scheduled for Thursday, March 22nd, are expected to occur as planned, but please check e-mail, text, and nyls.edu regarding Law School operations, as well as other media for any updates to ensure personal safety.

For staff, thank you for making your best efforts to work from home as always.

Please stay safe and warm.

Dean Crowell


Delayed Opening: 10:00 a.m. on March 8

Dear NYLS Community,

I hope you are safe and warm. Please be advised that due to significant weather related disruptions outside of the City, where many students, faculty, and staff reside, NYLS classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. To that end, all classes and events scheduled before 10:00 a.m. are cancelled and will be rescheduled. The campus and library will open at their normal times. Please exercise all necessary caution and stay tuned to your e-mail, nyls.edu, text messages, as well as mass media, for all updates. For staff members who may experience difficulty reporting to work by 10:00 a.m., please contact your supervisors.

All my best,

Dean Crowell


NYLS Closed Today: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Dear NYLS Community,

New York Law School classes and academic programs are cancelled today. However, the Law School building will be open regular hours, and the Library will be open‎ for study from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Substantial snowfall and high winds are expected from a Nor’easter headed for the region. The storm is due to peak midday. NJ Transit and MetroNorth have already moved to reduced schedules.

If you had a mid-term scheduled for today, your professors will be in touch with you about exam make-up dates. All classes and programs scheduled for tomorrow, March 8th, are expected to occur as planned.

For staff, although the campus is accessible, thank you for making your best efforts to work from home.

Please stay safe and warm and check e-mail, text, and nyls.edu regarding Law School operations, as well as other media for any updates to ensure personal safety.

Dean Crowell