Emergency Information You Need To Have Heading Into A Winter Storm

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As we head into the winter storm, there are emergency information everyone should have ready in case you find yourself in trouble.

In New York they are expecting a snow accumulation of 6 to 12 inches, possibly more with wind gusts up to 55 MPH. Traveling could be dangerous and it is being advised that everyone stays at home. "A winter storm system moving up the coast has the potential to deliver heavy snow, gusty winds, and create dangerous travel conditions across downstate locations this weekend, especially in Long Island, New York City and the Mid-Hudson Region," Governor Hochul said. "We are monitoring forecasts and making emergency response preparations for whatever this storm system throws our way. As we head into the weekend, I encourage New Yorkers to closely follow their local weather forecasts, stay off the roads and avoid unnecessary travel."

Here is where you can get travel information and more in case of an emergency.

  • For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit https://www.511ny.org or download the free 511NY mobile app.
  • For up-to-date Thruway information, The Thruway Authority encourages motorists to download its mobile app which is available for free on iPhone and Android devices.
  • Check new.mta.info for the latest service updates, and to use caution while navigating the system.
  • For the latest information about Port Authority facilities, please check social media, sign up for PA alerts or download one of the PA mobile apps, including RidePATH which provides real-time updates and alerts for PATH service. 
  • Call 311 to find information about services and 911 in a real emergency.

For more information and how to stay safe during a winter storm, visit the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Safety Tips web page.

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