Friday, February 24, 2012

Clear Off Your Balcony: High Winds Tonight

The National Weather Service forecasts winds up to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph for the New York City area tonight, Friday, February 24 through Saturday, February 25.

In preparation for the windy weather, the Department is reminding all property owners and contractors to secure their construction sites and buildings.

These winds may reach higher speeds than forecast depending on the area of the City.

Call 911 if there is an emergency on a construction site.

To secure a building, property owners should take these precautionary measures:

• Bring inside loose, lightweight objects such as lawn furniture, potted plants, garbage cans, garden tools and toys.

• Anchor objects that would be unsafe outside, such as gas grills or propane tanks.

• Close up and secure patio umbrellas.

• Secure retractable awnings.

• Remove aerial antennas and satellite television dishes.

New Yorkers are encouraged to call 311 to report non-compliant conditions or 911 to report emergencies at construction sites or buildings.

For more information, please visit www.nyc.gov/buildings.

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1 comment:

Paul said...

It is to bad that people need to be reminded to do these things when the weather is getting inclement.