The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) adds:Severe weather is expected in NYC through tonight. A Tornado Watch is in effect until 10 PM. Get forecast updates: https://t.co/7AegMdYbvP.— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) July 1, 2016
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the New York City area until 10:00 PM on Friday, July 1st, 2016. A Tornado Watch indicates that conditions are favorable for a tornado to form. A tornado has not yet developed or been reported.
Tornadoes can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, and cause power outages. Therefore, please ensure all items that may be stored outdoors, specifically on terraces and patios, including patio furniture, are secured.
To prepare for power outages, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies (bottled water, flashlights etc.) and turn refrigerators and freezers to a colder setting.
If you are affected by an outage, turn off all appliances and keep refrigerator/freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Do not use generators indoors. If traveling, stay clear of downed power lines.
If anyone using Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) needs immediate assistance or in the event of an emergency, please contact the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department at 212-832-4545 or dial 911.
For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service.