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How To Prepare For Winter Storm Nemo, And How Bensonhurst Bean Can Help
Posted By Ned Berke On February 8, 2013 @ 11:12 am In News & Features | No Comments
Winter storm Nemo is taking on the northeast today and tomorrow, throwing government officials and media outlets into a tizzy.
While we know New York City has certainly seen worse than the foot or so of snow expected, the precipitation combined with high winds and storm surges in coastal areas merits some caution.
The current predictions from the National Weather Service are as follows:
The high winds are expected to fuel a storm surge of three to five feet, an amount that Southern Brooklyn would normally handle without incident. However, concerns are that some coastal defenses remain down after Sandy, and some flooding may occur locally.
So what’s the worst that can happen? While the Weather Channel may be calling Nemo “historic,” and the city is rushing about to look as prepared as possible following Bloomberg’s 2010 mishap, we think we’ll be all right. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare. Here are some precautions you should take:
Currently, alternate side parking is suspended, but meters are in effect and school is in session. If you get antsy waiting for the city snow plows, you can monitor their progress at PlowNYC, set up after complaints from the 2010 blizzard.
As for Bensonhurst Bean, we won’t be freaking out, but we will be covering the most important information about the storm as it happens. Turn here for the latest information from government authorities and utility companies, school, transit and road closures, as well as on-the-ground reports from readers around the neighborhood.
And remember to save our e-mail address (nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com), phone number (347-985-0633) and Twitter account (@bensonhurstbean) into your phone. If you see downed trees or power lines, flooding, or anything else, snap a photo with your cell phone and e-mail, text or Tweet it over.
Oh, and send all your pretty snow photos over to nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com.
Good luck, and be safe!
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