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Storm preps underway in New York as remnants of Nicole to bring rain, gusty winds

Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has directed all state agencies to get their emergency response assets in place.

News 12 Staff

Nov 11, 2022, 11:56 AM

Updated 557 days ago

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Storm preparations are underway in New York as remnants of Nicole inch closer to the area.
Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has directed all state agencies to get their emergency response assets in place.
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The state has mobilized a fleet that includes hundreds of dump trucks, dozens of woodchippers, and 14 vacuum trucks.
The Department of Transportation has more than 3,200 team members ready to respond to any downed trees and sewer issues. They are checking and clearing drain gates to prevent clogging and flooding. They are asking homeowners to make sure there are no piles of leaves blocking drains in your neighborhood.
New York State Police have additional troopers ready to go to affected areas if, or when, that's needed.
The MTA is closely monitoring weather conditions too and officials say during periods of peak winds, MTA bridges and tunnels will likely ban empty tractor-trailers and tandem trucks. Pedestrian walkways on bridges may also be closed.
The remnants of Nicole will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the area beginning later this afternoon into Saturday morning.


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