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A Tropical Storm Warning Has Been Issued For NYC Today

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

A Tropical Storm Warning Has Been Issued For NYC Today

It’s going to be a stormy one, NYC.

Tropical Storm Fay is currently making its way up the East Coast, and it will shower NYC is plenty of heavy rain and high winds today. In fact, there is a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for the city from 6am today through 2am tomorrow. There is also a Flash Flood Watch in effect during the same time.

The New York City Emergency Management Department is urging New Yorkers to prepare for the effects of the storm by securing loose objects like garbage cans and outdoor furniture, charging cell phones and other devices in case of power outages, and taking other emergency precautions. You can see their full list of recommendations here.

As for Flash Floods, the NYC Emergency Management Department encourages New Yorkers to report clogged catch basins and areas of standing water to 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115).

Here’s what’s currently predicted for NYC:

  • 1-2 inches of rain, with 2-4 inches possible
  • Severe thunderstorms possible
  • High sustained winds 35 mph – 45 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph
  • Potential for high surf on Friday, with a high risk of dangerous rip currents on Friday & Saturday

Stay safe, New Yorkers!

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