STORM WATCH: Prepping for the incoming heavy rain, flooding to NYC

Due to the conditions, the New York City Department of Emergency Management is issuing a citywide travel advisory Wednesday morning into Thursday afternoon.

News 12 Staff

Sep 1, 2021, 10:14 AM

Updated 967 days ago

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A flash flood watch has been activated for Wednesday evening due to widespread heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Due to the conditions, the New York City Department of Emergency Management is issuing a citywide travel advisory Wednesday morning into Thursday afternoon.
Commuters will want to take to the roads with extra cautionary measures as the wind and flooding could create potentially dangerous situations. Whether it's driving, biking, or even walking, pack those rain boots and an umbrella for Wednesday's and Thursday's commute.
For those that live in an area prone to flooding, have sandbags and plywood to keep your home safe. Also, stay away from downed electrical wires and be sure to report them.
The possibility for power outages increases with wind and rain so if the lights do go out, don't use a generator indoors and have a flashlight close by.
The advisory goes into effect starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday.


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