Full list of Hurricane Henri emergency contacts in NYC

A state of emergency has been declared by Governor Andrew Cuomo in wake of Hurricane Henri. Here's a list of emergency contacts that are good to have


                            Full list of Hurricane Henri emergency contacts in NYC
People visit the beach as a sign warns of dangerous surf conditions as Hurricane Henri tracks towards the area in New York (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
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On Saturday, August 22, Hurricane Henri was intensifying off the Atlantic Coast and moving toward the Northeast, and experts are predicting that it could be the first storm to impact the New York area in nine years, following Hurricane Sandy's devastation.

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Storms and hurricanes have grown nastier in the past couple of years with the changing climate. With multiple storms already causing damage, the hurricane season of 2021 is shaping up to be one of the worst in US history. On August 1, we reported on catastrophic floods in Utah that turned Salt Lake City into a "river." Tropical Storm Claudette, which caused flash flood warnings in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, was also covered in June.

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Experts say Hurricane Henri has some alarming similarities to Superstorm Sandy, which is enough to alarm since the NGC upgraded Henri from a tropical storm to a hurricane at 11 am on Saturday. However, they added that it is more likely to be a low-end category one hurricane.

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Even so, if Tropical Storm Henri strengthens, it might become the first hurricane to directly hit Massachusetts in over 30 years. Governor Andrew Cuomo has already declared a state of emergency for parts of New York. MEAWW compiled a list of emergency contacts that New Yorkers can have at the ready, should the need arise. 


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Police

New York Police Department

All New York State Troopers have been advised to remain cautious and continuously monitor situations for any potential concerns. As needed, additional staff will be dispatched to the affected areas. All four-wheel-drive vehicles, as well as specialty vehicles such as Utility Terrain Vehicles, are operational, according to the governor's website.

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Contact: 911 for emergencies, 311 for non-emergencies

Check their official website or follow their Twitter handle for updates.

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Transportation

New York Department of Transportation

Throughout the length of the event, all affected residency locations will be staffed for 24/7 operations. To maintain response equipment operating, mechanic support will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Quick-response flood/debris workers will be pre-staged in the Long Island and Mid-Hudson districts overnight Saturday to respond to any demands that emerge.

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Contact: 202-366-4000

Follow their website and Twitter handle for updates.

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Power

New York Power Authority

The New York Power Authority and the Canal Corporation have acquired and prepped assets, and forecasts and conditions are currently being monitored. If necessary, the Power Authority is prepared to assist with power restoration efforts.


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Contact: (914) 681-6200

Visit their website or follow updates on their Twitter handle. 

Fire

New York City Fire Department

The Office of Fire Prevention and Control of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services has also activated its Fire Operations Center to coordinate requests for assistance and the deployment of fire department assets through the State Fire Mobilization and Mutual Aid Plan.

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Contact: 911 for emergencies, 311 for non-emergencies. 

Follow their website and Twitter handle to stay updated. Follow the FDNY's official, automated, alert system @FDNYAlerts.

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Notify NYC

The official New York City Severe Weather website states that New Yorkers can sign up for Notify NYC, the City of New York's official, free emergency communications program in their preferred language.

Mobile app: Get the free mobile app here

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Contact: 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115) 

Follow them on Twitter. Messages from Notify NYC are available in a variety of formats, including email, text messages, phone calls, the Notify NYC website, RSS, Twitter, and videos in American Sign Language.

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