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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 5 p.m. today in all five borough of New York City, as well as parts of New Jersey and Long Island.
A cold front is moving into the area this afternoon, bringing with it heavy rainfall, thunder and strong winds that could hit 75 miles per hour. The agency said they expect to see minor flooding in poor drainage areas, and in some cases, a flash flood threat.
A tornado watch is less severe than a tornado warning, and means that weather conditions are favorable for a tornado.
To find out what to do in a tornado, check out this guide from Ready.gov.
The NYPD has issued a Missing Senior Notification for Julius Morales, a 74-year-old man last seen on Monday at 8 p.m.
Morales, described as 5’5″ and weighing 200 lbs, has white hair and a mustache, as well as brown eyes. The police say he reportedly suffers from dementia.
He was last seen near Mermaid Avenue and West 36th Street.
If you see Morales or have any information regarding his whereabouts, please contact (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or visit NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning beginning at 2:00 p.m. today, lasting until 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, and a Coastal Flood Warning this afternoon through tomorrow morning. City officials are recommending that residents of areas hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy stay with family, friends or at an evacuation center until it’s over.
Cold weather, rain and high wind gusts are expected. Though it won’t be nearly as strong as Sandy’s fury, wind speeds are expected to reach 40 miles per hour.
All parks and beaches will be closed from noon today until midnight Thursday.
“If you live in a low-lying or a flood prone area, an area already impacted by the recent hurricane, or have concerns about flooding, consider staying with friends or family outside affected areas or in a NYC evacuation shelter.”
Sheltersare currently open. Locate the nearest shelter by visiting this site. If you need assistance with transportation, call 311 for help. All evacuation centers have at least one wheelchair accessible entrance.
Notify NYC just sent out the following message:
Alert issued 9/8/12 at 10:40 AM. The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning until 11 AM for Brooklyn and Queens. Immediately go indoors and/or to the lowest floor of your building for shelter. Stay away from windows.
Well, when it rains it pours, folks. And it’s about to pour.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 3:15 p.m. for Queens and Brooklyn, and a severe thunderstorm warning until 2:30 p.m. for Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
According to the National Weather Service’s website, a “weak low pressure trough will linger over the region today and help trigger scattered to numerous thunderstorms into this evening. The trough will then pass to the east late Wednesday night.”
Let’s hope it washes away some of this humidity, and sets us up for a nice weekend.
The following is from Notify NYC:
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the five boroughs of NYC from 10:00PM tonight to 6:00PM Saturday. Sustained winds between 25-40 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH are expected. These winds will be capable of bringing down trees, large branches, and power lines. Driving will be difficult, especially in high profile vehicles and on elevated roads and bridges. For the latest weather information visit: http://www.weather.gov/nyc
The following is a message from Notify NYC:
Silver Alert issued 2/09/2012 at 9:55 PM. The NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for Lloyd Hall, age 69. Mr. Hall is described as a black male, 5’8″ tall, 160lbs, clean-shaven and was last seen wearing a black sweater, black pants, black shoes and a wool coat. Mr. Hall suffers from Alzheimer’s and dementia and was last seen today at his residence near King’s Highway and Flatbush Avenue, in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn. If you see this individual please call 9-1-1.
From Notify NYC:
Notification issued 01/20/12 at 4:10 PM. Due to impending snow, The New York City Department of Transportation has suspended Alternate Side Parking Regulations Citywide for Saturday, 01/21/12. Parking meters and all other posted parking restrictions will remain in effect. For more information visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtml
Also, most planned subway service disruptions have been cancelled for the weekend, including disruptions on the Q line. Brooklyn service should be operating as usual.
The Office of Emergency Management also issued the following alert:
The NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for late Friday night through Saturday night as three to five inches of snow is expected in the city Saturday morning.
OEM strongly recommends those traveling use mass transit and avoid unnecessary driving during and immediately after the storm.
Visit the Citys Severe Weather Website or call 311 for information about the Citys response to the storm.
The NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for Lloyd Hall, age 69. Mr. Hall is described as a black male, 5’8″ tall, 160lbs, clean-shaven and was last seen wearing an orange sweater, gray pants and black loafers. Mr. Hall suffers from Alzheimer’s and was last seen 12/28 at his residence near King’s Highway and Flatbush Avenue, in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn. If you see this individual please call 9-1-1.
UPDATE (11:17 a.m.): Dolinskaya returned home safely this morning, and is reportedly in good condition.
From Notify NYC:
Silver Alert issued 11/09/11 at 02:20 AM. The NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for Zinaida Dolinskaya, age 74. Mrs. Dolinskaya is described as a white female, 5’0″ tall, 150lbs, with gray hair and hazel eyes and was last seen wearing a brown, knee-length jacket and brown sandals. Mrs. Dolinskaya suffers from Alzheimer’s and utilizes a walker. She was last seen 11/8 at her residence near Ocean Parkway and Avenue P in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. If you see this individual please call 9-1-1.