November 4, 2018 @ 2:00am – Daylight Saving Time Ends.
Clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, Nov 4, 2018, 1:00am local standard time.
A change in the weather can happen any time of the year and in all parts of the country. Some places have a risk of wildfires while other areas are exposed to hurricanes and flooding. Knowing what to do before, during and after any extreme weather event can help you and your family stay safe. click here to visit Ready.gov
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:
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.
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:
The National Weather Service has issued the following:
What: Excessive Heat Warning; Excessive Heat Watch
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.
– 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.
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.
Just because you’ve been smoking for a long time, it doesn’t mean it’s too late to quit. Quitting smoking can benefit your health at any age. Free help, advice, and tools including an app are available to help you break the habit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. For more information click here.
Gridlock Alert Days:
Each year during the holiday season, NYC DOT 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.
These are the last Gridlock Alert Days for 2017.