August 21, 2021
WHEREAS, the public safety is imperiled by Hurricane Henri, a dangerous storm with sustained winds expected to exceed 73 miles per hour at landfall on Sunday, August 22, 2021;
WHEREAS, Hurricane Henri will bring strong winds and heavy rain onshore, with the likelihood of localized flooding;
WHEREAS, the public safety is imperiled by Henri, which may cause interruptions to the flow of traffic, restrictions on the operation of emergency vehicles and impediments to the delivery of essential goods and services; and
NOW THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of New York pursuant to law, including Executive Law § 24, I hereby proclaim a state of local emergency in the City of New York and order:
Section 1. The Open Restaurants Program shall be suspended from 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2021 until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021, to the extent that it permits establishments to serve diners on the street and/or sidewalk.
§ 2. The Open Streets program shall be suspended from 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2021 until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021.
§ 3. Due to the potential for high winds, all builders, contractors, crane operators and property owners are directed to secure their construction sites, buildings, and equipment effective immediately.
§ 4. All permitted outdoor construction, including street and sidewalk work, and any permitted construction work taking place on a property that is not fully enclosed shall be suspended from 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2021 until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021.
§ 5. The Emergency Management, Fire, Police, Sanitation, Fire, Environmental Protection, Buildings, and Transportation Commissioners shall take all appropriate and necessary steps to preserve public safety and to render all required and available assistance to protect the security, well-being, and health of the residents of the City.
§ 6. In accordance with Executive Law §24, any person who knowingly violates the provisions of this order shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
§ 7. This order shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect for three days unless extended or sooner revoked.
Bill de Blasio