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Hurricane Update 10/29/12 1:35pm
Posted on Oct 29th, 2012

Issued by The National Weather Service
New York City, NY
Mon, Oct 29, 2012, 12:17 PM EDT

Local Radar Map
Updated Oct 29, 2012, 1:25pm EDT
 
... HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT TUESDAY...
* LOCATIONS... INTERIOR NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY.
* HAZARDS... DAMAGING WINDS OF LONG DURATION.
* WINDS... EAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 75 TO 80 MPH. STRONGEST GUSTS MAINLY IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* TIMING... THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT.
* IMPACTS... A SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY EXISTS. DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED. WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF DOWNING TREES AND SNAPPING OFF LARGE TREE BRANCHES. POWER OUTAGES COULD BE WIDESPREAD AND LAST AT LEAST SEVERAL DAYS. DEBRIS WILL BLOCK SOME ROADS. MOST POORLY ANCHORED MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED. OTHER HOMES MAY HAVE DAMAGE TO SHINGLES... SIDING... GUTTERS AND WINDOWS... ESPECIALLY IF THESE ITEMS ARE NOT PROPERLY SECURED. LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS WILL BECOME AIRBORNE... CAUSING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE AND POSSIBLE INJURY. WINDOWS IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS COULD BE BROKEN BY FLYING DEBRIS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
DANGEROUS CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR TODAY AND TONIGHT. EVERYONE SHOULD BE MOVING TO A PLACE OF SAFETY. ONCE INSIDE... ENSURE ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS ARE SECURED BEFORE DANGEROUS WINDS ARRIVE.
DURING THE STORM... STAY INSIDE AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS. DO NOT VENTURE OUTSIDE WHEN HIGH WINDS ARE OCCURRING OR DURING TEMPORARY LULLS AS FLYING DEBRIS CAN EASILY... AND SUDDENLY... CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY.
HAVE A WELL CHARGED CELL PHONE NEARBY. KEEP CELL PHONE AND INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS AS OPEN AS POSSIBLE FOR EMERGENCIES.
BE AWARE THAT THE LOSS OF COMMERCIAL POWER CAN HAPPEN QUICKLY. KEEP EMERGENCY GEAR HANDY.
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