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In response to the impending winter storm set to impact New York City, the Emergency Management Department has issued an updated Travel Advisory for the evening of Tuesday, January 9, into Wednesday morning, January 10, 2024.

A comprehensive High Wind Warning has been extended to cover the entirety of New York City, in effect from 6:00 p.m. today to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, predicting gusts up to 70 mph along the coast and 65 mph inland.

Widespread power outages are anticipated, and citizens are urged to secure loose items, as well as prepare for difficult travel conditions, especially for high-profile vehicles. Furthermore, a proactive relocation of the Floyd Bennett Field Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center is underway, ensuring the safety of its occupants during the storm. Updates on this relocation will be provided as the situation develops.

A citywide Flood Watch remains in effect, with heavy rainfall expected between 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., posing a threat of compound flooding along shorelines. Coastal Flood Warnings and Advisories are issued for specific boroughs, predicting inundation and urging residents to take precautions.

City officials, including Mayor Eric Adams and Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol, emphasize the need for residents to stay informed through the Notify NYC system. Essential services, such as flood management, road condition monitoring, and emergency response teams, are actively prepared to mitigate the storm’s effects. Various city departments, including DEP, DOT, FDNY, DOB, and DSNY, have implemented measures to ensure safety and minimize disruptions.

New Yorkers are strongly encouraged to take proactive steps, including staying informed, allowing extra travel time, clearing debris from catch basins, checking on vulnerable individuals, and reporting emergencies promptly. Power outages can be reported to respective providers, and additional safety tips are available on NYC.gov/SevereWeather.

For the latest updates and emergency alerts, residents can sign up for Notify NYC via the website, call 311, or download the Notify NYC app, available in multiple languages. Instant enrollment can also be done via text using specific codes for priority alerts across all five boroughs.

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