By now all residents should have received flyers under their doors from management on how to deal with Hurricane Sandy.
I would also advise residents to monitor the TA Facebook page, which is always a good source of news as it's happening.
Here's more info on preparation for and safety during the storm:
According to New York City’s Office of Emergency Management, at the
time of this posting, Hurricane Sandy is moving northward off the
southeastern U.S. coast., but its precise track is still unknown.
Additionally, though the effects of Sandy on the city are also still
unknown, high winds in excess of 100 mph are expected.
On Friday afternoon, CW Capital/CompassRock issued a resident alert
regarding hurricane Sandy. Residents should expect to get the notice
under their doors.
Management is asking that residents take the following precautions
and maintain: water, non-perishable food, a battery operated radio and a
working flashlight and extra batteries, rather than candles.
Residents are also being asked to make sure cell phones are charged and check in on neighbors.
Other precautions include closing and locking windows and shades,
keeping folded towels on window sills to absorb leaking water and
staying away from windows.
Residents who park in Stuyvesant Town Garage 3 or 4 should move their
vehicles somewhere outside the flood zone by 8 a.m. on Monday, October
More information can be found online on the website of the NYC Office of Emergency Management. Updates will also be posted on the Stuyvesant Town website.
Con Ed has also issued an alert, with the following safety tips:
If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Treat all
downed wires as if they are live.
Never attempt to move or touch them
with any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by
tree limbs, leaves or water.
Report all downed wires to Con Edison and your local police
department immediately. If a power line falls on your car while you’re
in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.
If your power goes out, turn off all lights and appliances to prevent overloaded circuits when power is restored.
Avoid opening your freezer to see if food is still frozen. Every time
you open the door, room-temperature air enters and speeds the thawing
process. Most fully loaded freezers will keep food frozen for
approximately 36 to 48 hours; half-full freezers will keep food frozen
for approximately 24 hours.
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