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This Week's Nor'Easter — Be Safe

By November 7, 2012

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By now, you've heard that meteorologists are predicting another big storm to hit today. This new nor'easter could exacerbate the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the New York/New Jersey region -- and at the very least will hold up recovery efforts. Please stay informed and be safe!

Storm Forecast

Fortunately, the storm is now expected to be weaker than originally anticipated. However, you can still expect near-freezing temperatures, strong winds up to 40-50 mph, and a mix of rain and snow.

The worst of the storm is expected today (Wednesday) between 2pm and midnight, with threat of coastal flooding during afternoon high tides. Mayor Bloomberg has announced that the biggest concern is for low-lying areas where Sandy has already weakened trees and washed away beach.

NYC-area parks, beaches and playgrounds will be closed as of noon today. The city has also ordered a halt to all exterior construction work starting at noon.

Stay Informed

You can sign up for Notify NYC, New York City's official emergency notification system, to get real-time alerts about the storm, school closures, public transit changes, and other critical developments. You can sign up for text message alerts to stay informed even if your power goes out. Sign up for Notify NYC or follow @NotifyNYC.

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