NYC Emergency Management Issues Travel Advisory for Thursday and Friday
The NYC Emergency Management Department has issued a travel advisory for today and tomorrow, as heavy rainstorms that could produce 1 inch of rain per hour are expected this afternoon through Friday evening.
New Yorkers are advised to limit travel and stay inside, as the National Weather Service (NWS) has forecast scattered, severe thunderstorms that could produce not only heavy rain, but gusty winds that travel at up to 60 miles per hour that create unsafe conditions.
New Yorkers who must travel, should exercise caution, such as refraining from driving into areas in which water covers the roads.
In times of great flooding, water depths may be too great to allow cars and other vehicles to cross safely.
In addition to avoiding travel, Yidden should secure their sukkahs and bring in their succahs and other outdoor furniture to protect them from rain damage.
The greatest chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms is from 6 pm tonight through 2 am on Friday night, the NWS said.
Because of the dangers of potential flooding, for the next few days, New Yorkers who live in basement apartments should stay with others who live on higher floors.