For Immediate Release
May 15, 2022 — New York City Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory for Monday, May 16. According to the latest forecast, there is a chance for showers and isolated thunderstorms Sunday night, with a Coastal Flood Statement in effect for Brooklyn, southern Queens, and Staten Island from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. A stronger system that will move through the area at around 2 p.m. Monday poses a threat for severe thunderstorms, including damaging winds and small hail. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out somewhere in the region. No flash flooding is anticipated at this time, but localized nuisance flooding is possible during periods of heavy rainfall. High astronomical tides may produce minor coastal flooding along vulnerable shorelines Sunday night and Monday night.
Total rainfall of 0.50 inch of rain is expected with locally higher amounts possible. In addition, winds are expected to be 20 mph to 25 mph with peak wind gusts of up to 30 mph expected between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday, though there is a small chance the city could experience wind gusts as high as 60 mph during this event.
"As unsettled weather continues to impact our area, New Yorkers should prepare for a wet, windy commute Monday afternoon and evening," said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol. "We urge all New Yorkers to exercise caution and prepare for potential power outages. If you must travel, consider using public transportation and allow for extra travel time, and if you must drive, do not enter flooded roadways. We also encourage New Yorkers to take extra care to secure their property. Bring in any loose, lightweight objects like garbage cans, potted plants, or lawn furniture that can be easily blown away."
New Yorkers are also encouraged to stay informed by signing up for Notify NYC, the City's free emergency communications program, to receive free emergency alerts and updates in your preferred language and format by visiting NYC.gov/NotifyNYC, calling 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115), following @NotifyNYC on Twitter, or getting the free Notify NYC mobile application for your Apple or Android device.
Prepare for Power Outages
For more safety tips, visit NYC.gov/SevereWeather. Before and during an emergency, the City will send emergency alerts and updates to New Yorkers through various channels including Notify NYC, the City's free emergency notification system. Through Notify NYC, New Yorkers can receive phone calls, text messages, and/or emails alerts about traffic and transit disruptions and other emergencies. Sign up for Notify NYC to receive free emergency alerts and updates in your preferred language by visiting NYC.gov/NotifyNYC, calling 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115), following @NotifyNYC on Twitter, or getting the free Notify NYC mobile application for your Apple or Android device.
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