PSA: National Weather Service Issues Coastal Flood Statement


The National Weather Service has issued the following:

What: Coastal Flood Advisory
Where: Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens South
When: 9:00 PM on 1/25 until 3:00 AM on 1/26
Hazards: Tidal departures of 1-2 feet above normal are expected to cause minor flooding of shore roads and properties.

Preparedness Actions:

– Avoid driving through or coming in contact with flood waters. Six inches of fast-flowing water can knock you off your feet, and as little as one foot of rushing water can carry away a car. In addition, there could be pollutants in the water or other hazards you cannot see.
– Coastal flood waters could damage your vehicle. Move your car to higher ground, and wash it thoroughly if it makes contact with flood waters.
– New York City residents, please call 311 if you encounter flooding that makes roads impassable, causes property damage, or persists for more than 48 hours.

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