Scammers are back at it, pretending to be FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and staff at the FTC. They’re emailing, saying there’s an award ready to be collected (for a fee), or an outstanding COVID issue requiring your immediate attention (and, ultimately, money). But it’s NOT the FTC emailing. And even if they switch to phone calls or the messages switch, those are scammers. For more information, click here.
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: Mayor de Blasio has issued a State of Emergency for New York City due to winter weather. All vehicles restricted on NYC roads until 6AM on 2/2 except for essential and emergency travel. Near-blizzard conditions expected. To refer your friends and family to this service please visit here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more. Click here
UPDATE: Due to the response of Hurricane Florence, the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) has been postponed until October 3rd.
On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) beginning at 2:18 p.m. ET. The test will assess how ready the distribution channels are in case a national message needs sending and determine whether improvements are needed.
Additional information about weekend street closures, including streets closed to facilitate crane operations, is available on the DOT website at on.nyc.gov/wkndtraf.
Information about scheduled maintenance and construction on MTA Bridges and Tunnels can be found on the MTA website at mta.info/bandt.
Notification issued 10/8/17 at 9:00 AM. In celebration of the Columbus Day holiday, two parades will take place in Manhattan. – Sunday, 10/8: Hispanic Columbus Day parade between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM, along 5th Avenue between East 43rd Street and East 78th Street. – Monday, 10/9: Columbus Day Parade between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, along 5th Avenue from East 47th Street to East 78th Street. Expect traffic delays, road closures, and large crowds in these areas during parade times.
Alert issued 8/2/17 at 5:29 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for The Bronx and Manhattan until 6:45 PM. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground. For the latest information, visit: http://www.weather.gov/nyc. 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. Residential oil tanks in flooded basements may leak or rupture. If you suspect an oil spill in your home, call the NYSDEC Spill Hotline at (800) 457-7362. For more information on home heating oil spills, visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8428.html#response or call 311.
Notification issued 7/12/17 at 12:45 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for New York City until 6:00 PM Thursday, 7/13. These conditions are dangerous to health. Avoid strenuous activity. People without air conditioning, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. For more information, please visit: www.weather.gov/okx/.
Take Steps To Be Healthier This Men’s Health Month
This Men’s Health Month, we’re gathering up the resources that you need to help you and your family take steps toward better health. Boys and men in the United States, on average, die 5.6 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 leading causes of death. Start today, and encourage others to join you!
Get a “cheat sheet” for men’s cancer screenings
Check out a PDF of nutrition and diet tips.
Learn more about staying healthy at any age.
Find more resources for men’s health including mental health.