The National Weather Service is issuing a Coastal Flood Warning for Sunday morning through Sunday evening. We expect 2-4 inches of rain with wind between 30 and 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. The hide tide Sunday evening will increase the potential flooding severity of coastal areas Sunday. All agencies are encouraged to monitor their interests in the coastal areas. For more information Sunday, please encourage your clients and agency partners to call 311 and stay tuned to the National Weather Service. In the event of an OEM Activation, the appropriate contact numbers will be provided to you. Please see below for tips from OEM
on how to be safe in a flood area and for the latest National Weather Service update
What can you do?
Basic flood safety tips:
Stay tuned to local radio or TV stations and follow all emergency instructions.
When outside, remember floods are deceptive. Try to avoid flooded areas, and don't attempt to walk across stretches of flood waters more than knee deep.
Do not drive through flooded areas. Parts of the road may already be washed out, and you could become stranded or trapped.
Know the safest route from your home or place of business to safe, high ground should you have to evacuate in a hurry.
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY
350 PM EDT FRI APR 13 2007
FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...BRONX...KINGS (BROOKLYN)...NASSAU...NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)...NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK...NORTHERN WESTCHESTER...NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK...PUTNAM...QUEENS...RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)...ROCKLAND...SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK...SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER AND SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK. FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING
HEAVY RAIN WILL DEVELOP BY MID MORNING ACROSS THE TRI-STATE AREA
AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL
FOR 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS IN
THE HILLS NORTH AND WEST OF NEW YORK CITY. THE RAINFALL IS
FORECAST TO DIMINISH IN INTENSITY SUNDAY EVENING. THESE RAINFALL
AMOUNTS POSE THE POTENTIAL FOR URBAN...RIVER AND SMALL STREAM
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.