It’s been a week since Hurricane Sandy hit and left broad swaths of destruction – flooding, power outages, crushed cars and homes, fire, homelessness, and more – across the New York and New Jersey coastline. Thousands are still cleaning up and piecing their lives back together… but it’s not over.
Tomorrow, a powerful nor’easter storm is expected to hit the Tri-state area, bringing with it up to 55 mph winds that could knock down even more trees and power lines.
The following is a list of public notices, and what will be open or closed over the next few days:
- All city parks, playgrounds, and beaches will be closed from noon on Wednesday, 11/7, through noon on Thursday, 1/8.
- People are advised to walk with caution on tree-lined sidewalks, in the event of falling trees or branches.
- To report downed trees or branches, call 3-1-1.
- Alternate Side Parking regulations are suspended citywide tomorrow, Wednesday, 11/7, to facilitate storm recovery efforts. All other parking regulations remain in effect.
- Many airlines have suspended most New York flights on Wednesday and Thursday – more than 1,500 flights delayed or cancelled at JFK, LaGuardia, and Neward airports. Check with your airline before leaving the house.
- Clothing donations to those affected by Hurricane Sandy have been moved temporarily from outdoor collection sites in Staten Island, Rockaway, Queens, and Red Hook. They are now in an indoor facility run by the Salvation Army in order to protect them from the storm, and can be picked up at local Salvation Army centers.