Tropical Storm Hanna is expected to affect the New York City area this weekend. With
that in mind, we
would like to provide you with information on our efforts to prepare the city.
New Yorkers can expect heavy rain, localized flooding, and high winds as Tropical Storm Hanna moves along the
east coast this weekend. A Tropical Storm Watch is currently in effect for New York City, which means tropical
storm conditions are expected within the next 24 to 36 hours. Additionally, a Flood Watch has been issued for
New York City from Saturday morning to Sunday morning.
Rain will begin late Friday and continue through early Sunday morning, with rainfall totals reaching up to six
inches. Winds of 35 to 45 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, will affect the New York City
area late Saturday afternoon.
The City’s Emergency Operations Center will be activated Saturday morning as of 8 AM and remain open until
Tropical Storm Hanna has passed and City operations have returned to normal.
Among other measures the City is taking to prepare for Tropical Storm Hanna:
Please also consider:
- The City’s Flash Flood Plan has been activated.
- OEM has been in contact with more than 20 City agencies and partners to ensure they are equipped to
- Hospitals and nursing homes have been advised to check their back-up generators.
- The City’s 63 Community Emergency Response Teams have been put on notice and are ready to
- The City has activated the Advance Warning System, which alerts human services agencies who serve the
special needs community.
This is important information so please pass this message to your partners, staff, and through your various