Intense winds, downpours close outdoor COVID-19 testing sites across the tri-state

Heavy wind gusts and intense downpours across the tri-state have affected several COVID-19 testing sites.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2020, 5:14 PM

Updated 1,499 days ago

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Heavy wind gusts and intense downpours across the tri-state have affected several COVID-19 testing sites.
State police tell News 12 all outdoor testing sites are closed due to the heavy winds and downpours, saying these conditions make it next to impossible to safely conduct outdoor testing.
State police were outside the testing site on Beverly Road in Flatbush letting people know that the site and all outdoor sites were closed Monday.
They were also closed on Friday because of the weather.
The heavy rain caused some flooding on the roadways, including along Flatbush Avenue heading northbound just before Kings Plaza Mall.
The Office of Emergency Management says it has been in close communication with hospitals about tent sites to inform them about the weather and to ensure they have a plan in place. OEM officials tell News 12 they also have contractors that will be conducting checks at locations to make sure everything is safe and secure.
Outdoor testing sites are expected to be back open tomorrow.


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