NEW YORK (UKTN) – Heavy rain is heading our way Thursday, and parts of the tri-state region are under flash flood watch.
Alerts will be in effect for much of the area until 8 a.m. Friday.
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The storm is expected to blow around 6 p.m. Thursday and stick around for the morning commute.
A travel advisory has already been issued for drivers in New York.
Flash flood watch is in effect for New York from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Take steps to prepare and stay safe. pic.twitter.com/sFPcKohq7G
– Emergency management in New York (@nycemergencymgt) September 23, 2021
As UKTN’s Elise Finch reported, it will rain heavily at times and flooding could be a possibility. Strong, and possibly severe, thunderstorms could also impact parts of the city at points to the west.
This is of particular concern for areas still reeling from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
PREPARATION BEFORE THE STORM
- Make an emergency plan. Learn your escape route and prepare a bag with bottled water, non-perishable food, medication, first aid kit, toiletries, copies of important documents and contact details, flashlights and batteries, a notepad and a pen and some money. Remember to pack children, people with special medical needs, and pets as well.
- Also make sure you have these supplies on hand at home. The CDC recommends storing one gallon of potable water per person per day. Charge your devices in advance.
- In the event of an evacuation, lock all windows and doors and unplug appliances. Wear comfortable and protective clothing and take your backpack. Head to the nearest shelter and avoid the elevators on the way.
- In the case of a shelter in place, find a room with few windows and doors and make sure they are closed. Turn off fans, air conditioning and heating systems. Make sure you have emergency supplies and watch for local alerts.
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