Woodhaven Weather Alert

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snow-emergency
Good morning friends and neighbors. The National Weather Service has updated their forecast and are now predicting that we will get between 18 and 24 inches of snow. Snowfall rates of 1-2″/hr and visibilities of 1/4 mile or less possible.
After the storm stops, wait a reasonable amount of time and let the WRBA know if your street has not been plowed. Email them at info@woodhaven-nyc.org.
Please check in on your elderly neighbors – if you can, give them a hand shoveling their sidewalks.
Here are some links and information you may find handy.
** Emergency Winter Weather Declaration – The City of new York is on high alert and have issued an emergency winter weather declaration. The “winter weather emergency” kicks in at 8 a.m. and it pertains to roads and not blocking roadways — any unnecessary driving should be avoided. Cars blocking any roadways or any snow plows or emergency vehicles will be towed, according to the Mayor de Blasio. Click here to read more about this declaration including updates from a variety of agencies.
** DSNY – Guidelines – The Department of Sanitation has sent along this handy 2-page quick reference guide of rules, regulations and a description of responsibilities – click here to read it.
** Safety Tips from the FDNY – In preparation for tomorrow’s blizzard, the FDNY is encouraging all New Yorkers to take basic steps to stay safe and help emergency personnel assist those most in need of their services:
  • Test your home’s smoke and carbon-monoxide alarms to ensure they are working.
  • Review the household fire safety plan with your family, and anyone who will be staying with you.
  • If you do not have heat or hot water in your home, contact the building manager or call 311.
  • Fill your prescriptions in advance and make sure that you have enough to last several days longer than the storm is forecast.
  • Once it stops snowing, homeowners should shovel a path to hydrants and make sure that they are visible so that firefighters can find them easily in case of emergency. Any delay in fire companies locating hydrants and getting water on a fire will endanger the lives of both firefighters and civilians.
  • If you feel that you are unable to shovel, ask a friend or neighbor to help – you will be keeping your neighborhood safe.
** 8 Ways To Prepare For The Storm Click here for some handy tips from Con Edison.
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