Widespread minor to moderate coastal flooding expected during Friday evening high tide cycle
May 6, 2016 — With persistent east-northeast winds and high tide due to the new moon, NYC Emergency Management today advised New Yorkers that there is a significant chance of widespread moderate coastal flooding along the southern shores of Queens and Brooklyn during the Friday evening high tide cycle.
"The persistent winds expected raise concerns for minor to moderate coastal flooding," said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. "New Yorkers living close to the water can expect some local roadway flooding and should be alert for rising water and take steps to protect their homes and property."
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning from 7PM to 11PM this evening for areas along the southern shores of Queens and Brooklyn.
During a Coastal Flood Warning, widespread moderate flooding is expected, resulting in beach erosion and flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or properties. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water and take appropriate action to protect life and property.
A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for Staten Island from 7PM to 11PM.
During a Coastal Flood Advisory, minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties is possible. Coastal residents should be alert for updates and take action to protect property.
A Coastal Flood Statement has been issued for coastal areas in the Bronx and northern Queens from 8PM to 2AM, and coastal areas in Manhattan from 8PM to 1AM. These areas are also expected to experience minor flooding.
NYC residents living in coastal areas expected to experience minor or moderate coastal flooding should take the following preparedness steps:
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