Friday, February 12, 2016


Temperatures continue to drop to dangerously cold levels with life-threatening wind chills through the weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory that will be in effect from 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13th, until noon on Sunday, February 14th. The Advisory is for winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour beginning on Saturday and continuing through Sunday evening, with expected wind chills as low as 20 to 25 degrees below zero.

New Yorkers are urged to limit their time outdoors. Prolonged exposure will cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures has the potential to result in hypothermia.

Report heat and hot water conditions to property managers and to 311. The wind chills and the temperature can lead to frozen pipes.

Never heat your home with a gas stove or oven, charcoal barbecue grill, or kerosene, propane, generator or oil-burning heaters.

Electric space heaters are the only kind of space heaters legal in New York City. They should turn off automatically if they are tipped over. Keep them far from water and from combustible and flammable objects.

Keep pets safe and protected from the cold weather.

Check in on vulnerable people: friends, relatives and neighbors, including the elderly and people who have disabilities and access and functional needs.

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