Oct 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Update NYC

As Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced 
this morning that the MTA's subway and rail service will shut down at 7 p.m. and bus 
service will end at 9 p.m., and Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered  mandatory evacuations 
of the city's low-lying Zone A by 7 p.m. 

NYC public schools are closed Monday September 29, 2012.

Be Prepared:

Residents with Balconies, Terraces  or any Outdoor Space

If your apartment has a terrace or balcony, make sure nothing can become 
airbourne during a high wind condition. This includes awnings, umbrellas, 
boxes, plants or trees,outdoor furniture, toys etc. Store all furniture cushions,
plantings decorative items inside your apartment. Any items that can't be stored 
inside must be secured and tied down.

At the same time, make sure the drains on your terrace are free from debris that can 
create a flooding condition. Turn off irrigation systems. During the storm do not 
congregate near windows and/or balcony/terrace doors.

Building Owners and Managers can prepare by:

  *   · Organizing emergency contact information for staff, tenants, and vendors.
  *   · Locate and review relevant insurance information.
  *   · Ensure you have proper staffing to run the building and perform EAP duties. 
  *   · Secure objects in and around building such as lawn furniture, garbage cans, 
gas grills, antennas and satellite dishe 
 *   ·        Check flood pumps to ensure proper operation. 
  *   · Make sure backup generators are working properly and you have adequate fuel.
  *   · Residential buildings should notify residents to secure outdoor furniture.

To secure construction sites, please communicate with your general 
 contractors on preparations and take all precautionary measures including:

  *   · Tie down and secure material and loose debris at construction sites.
  *   · Cover electrical equipment from exposure to the weather.
  *   · Store loose tools, oil cans and extra fuses in a tool box.
  *   · Secure netting, scaffolding and sidewalk sheds.
  *   · Suspend crane operations and secure crane equipment when wind speeds 
reach 30 mph or greater.
  *   · Suspend hoist operations and secure exterior hoists when wind speeds 
reach 35 mph or greater, unless manufacturer specifications state otherwise.

Emergency Supply Kit
Keep enough supplies in your home to survive on your own for at least three 
days. If possible, keep these materials in an easily accessible, separate 
container or special cupboard. You should indicate to your household members
 that these supplies are for emergencies only. Check expiration dates of food 
and update your kits when you change your clock during daylight-saving times.
For more information on Hurricane Sandy, please check the resources below: 

The Corcoran Group wil be closed Monday October 29, 2012.

Please Stay Safe!


1 Response to " Hurricane Sandy Update NYC "
  1. Organizing services nyc said...
    October 29, 2012

    This is very scary... Hope nothing happens

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