STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning and two Coastal Flood Advisories for New York City starting Sunday night as a nor’easter is expected to dump up to 10-inches of snow on Staten Island.
The Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Two Coastal Flood Advisories were issued from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, and 8 p.m. Monday until 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in “the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline, particularly Monday night,” said Accuweather.com in an alert.
Forecasters say to expect around one to two feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property, including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront may experience shallow flooding, according to Accuweather.com.
“For the first Coastal Flood Advisory, one to one and a half feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline,” said AccuWeather.com. “For the second Coastal Flood Advisory, one to two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline.”
Notify NYC warns travel could be “very difficult to impossible.” Gusty winds could bring down tree branches, roads may be dangerous, and strong winds may cause power outages, said a Notify NYC alert. The alert urges New Yorkers to use Use mass transit if possible.
The Notify NYC alert urges New Yorkers to:
- Use caution when walking, biking, or driving.
- In case of a power outage, charge cell phones.
- Gather supplies.
- Turn refrigerator/freezers to a colder setting.
- During an outage, stay clear of downed power lines.
- Turn off all appliances.
- Keep refrigerator/freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage.
- Do not use generators indoors.
- If you have a disability/access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, dial 911. For weather information, please visit www.weather.gov/okx.