Hurricane Sandy is closing in on New York City and residents throughout the state are warned. Take this storm very seriously as it’s packing 85 mile an hour winds.
Storm surges with Sandy could lash an estimated 50 million people along the East Coast of the U.S. According to New York Daily News, Sandy was about 300 miles from the coast of New York City just before 10:00 a.m. on Monday morning. The center of Sandy is expected to be directly over the mid-Atlantic by Monday night.
Transportation officials have already shut down systems in New York City and are going to also shut down transportation in Brooklyn and Holland as these areas are prone to flooding.
Our New York City personal injury attorneys are asking all residents to take this storm very seriously. It’s bringing some serious dangers that will affect us before, during and after the storm. Preparation is one of your best bets in these scenarios. Evacuation orders were in effect for close to 400,000 people residing in low-lying areas.
“There is going to be a lot of rain and there’s going to be a lot of wind. The question is the extent of the storm surge,” said Gov. Cuomo.
It’s so bad that President Obama put his campaign efforts on hold to get back to the White House. He quickly declared a state of emergency for both New Jersey and New York.
Reports indicate that most residents of the area have their hurricane supplies and they’re already hunkered down. But there are still many out there trying to finish those last-minute preparations.
NYPD is already reporting power outages for thousands in the city.
The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood warning from 6 a.m. on Monday to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management offers these Hurricane Safety Tips:
-Make sure you prep yourself to last at least 3 days without emergency response and without power.
-Try to keep an eye on friends and family members.
-Keep nonperishable food items on hand.
-Unplug appliances before evacuating your home.
-Make sure all loose items outside of your home are brought inside.
-Don’t drain your pool completely. Only drain it about a foot or two.
-Make sure you have cash on you.
-Make sure that you fill up your vehicle with gas!
-Keep your valuables in a plastic bag with you.
-Make sure you shutter windows securely and brace outside doors.
-Avoid using kerosene lamps or candles as your light source in the event of an outage. This can pose a serious fire hazard.
Residents in the area are asked to stay tuned to the local media for instructions on what to do and for hurricane watches, warnings and other information. You can also dial 311 on your cellular phone for more information.
The Law Offices of Nicholas Rose, PLLC offers free consultations to accident victims. Call 1-877-313-7673 to speak with someone about your case and to discuss your rights today!
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