Monday, October 29, 2012


The City is closely monitoring Hurricane Sandy, which will bring dangerous storm surge and high winds to New York City Monday and Tuesday. For the latest Sandy forecasts, visit the National Weather Service or the National Hurricane Center.

A mandatory evacuation order is in effect for residents in Zone A areas, the Rockaways, Hamilton Beach, and City Island.

  * If you live in Zone A, leave immediately. Consider staying with friends or family outside the affected area. If you cannot stay with family or friends, shelters are open in public schools around the city. Get list of shelters
  * All evacuation centers have at least one entrance usable for wheelchairs. If you require further information, you can call 311 or visit the MOPD website, which will also provide information about accessible transportation.

  * The MTA has shut down all subway, bus, and commuter railroad service. For more information, visit the MTA website.

  * The Staten Island Ferry service is suspended until further notice.
  * East River Ferry service is suspended through 10/29.Learn more.
  * NJ Transit has implemented a gradual system-wide shutdown of all bus, rail, light rail, and Access Link service. Learn more.
  * All PATH train service and stations have shut down.Learn more.
  * Amtrak has canceled Northeast Corridor service north of NYC starting at 7 pm 10/28, and nearly all service on the eastern seaboard on Monday, 10/29, including Acela Express Northeast Regional, Keystone and Shuttle trains.Learn more.
  * The Holland and Hugh Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnels will close at 2 PM. Learn more.


  * All NYC public schools will be closed to students Monday, 10/29, and Tuesday, 10/30. For more information, visit the Department of Education website.
  * All City University of New York (CUNY) Colleges are officially closed Monday, 10/29, and all classes are cancelled. For more info, visit


  * In preparation for Hurricane Sandy, City parks, playgrounds, and beaches are closed. Surfing is prohibited at all beaches throughout the course of the storm. Learn more via the Parks website.

Learn more about preparing for coastal storms with OEM's Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York City guide.

In order to qualify for disaster relief assistance, New York City must estimate the storm's total effect on city residents and employees. Be prepared to answer questions about the extent of your property's damage. You may call 311 to report downed trees.
Learn how to report damage to your home or business sustained from Hurricane Sandy

Website Accessibility
The NYC Severe Weather website can be accessed by people who are blind or have low vision through software, such as JAWS. If you are having trouble accessing this site, please call 311.

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