How New Yorkers Can Prepare For Hurricane Jose

New York is bracing for heavy rain from Hurricane Jose. The Category 1 storm will whip up large waves and life-threatening rip currents off Long Island and New Jersey from Tuesday into Wednesday, while pummeling the city with fierce winds.  New York City Office of Emergency Management officials are urging citizens to strongly prepare for this storm. 

A Coastal Flood Warning for Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning high tide cycles has been issued by the National Weather Service. Coastal flooding, strong rip currents, strong winds and rain would occur. The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning high tide cycles. There would be coastal flooding, strong rip currents, strong winds and rain. There’s a coastal flood advisory along the shores of Brooklyn and southern Queens from 6 a.m. through 12 p.m. Tuesday. One is also in effect for Staten Island from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 12 p.m. Wednesday.

How To Prepare For Hurricane Jose

  • Charge your cell phones and bring a portable charger if accessible
  • Check in on neighbors, relatives, and friends. Write down phone numbers on a piece of paper in case your phone dies!
  • Assemble a go bag
  • Keep sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting, and lumber, on hand to help protect your home
  • Move valuable items to higher floors and away from windows
  • Make a list of property
  • Take pictures of your home exactly how it is before you leave
  • Make sure to always have a flashlight, batteries, cash and first aid supplies on hand
  • Turn your refrigerator and freezer to a colder setting. If you lose power, items that need refrigeration will stay cooler for longer.

Jose is expected to pull away from the tri-state area Wednesday evening, though some models indicate it could loop back around, lingering offshore in the waters between Long Island and New Jersey, through the workweek. 

Stay safe, NYC!


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