The National Weather Service forecasts anywhere from
7 - 14 8 - 12 inches of snow in Brooklyn along with the rest of New York City (though NY1 puts it at 5 - 9 inches) starting late this afternoon (we should make it through the rush hour OK) through Wednesday night, with a winter storm warning in effect from 7 p.m. tonight till 6 p.m. Wednesday.
New Yorkers are cautioned to travel through the storm only in an emergency:
IF YOU MUST TRAVEL KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
Yesterday Mayor Bloomberg released a 15-point action plan to improve the city's response to snow emergencies.
The plan includes equipping every Department of Sanitation truck with a GPS device enabled with two-way communication; using live monitors (SCOUT) to stream video of trouble spots; make the critical equipment available; deploy city employees from other departments and more. (See the full details here.)
(When did snow become such a big deal in New York City?)
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