August 25th, 2011
SPECIAL NOTICE — SEVERE WEATHER ALERT
This post contains a forecast and links to information from the City regarding preparedness and response plans. As you will see from the map, much of Dumbo is within the designated New York City Evacuation Zones. The closest evacuation centers to DUMBO are: IS 117, NYC Technical College, Brooklyn Tech HS, and Seward Park HS (Manhattan). If you have questions regarding your home or business, please contact 311.
Forecast for Thursday and Friday
The National Weather Service also forecasts heavy rain for Thursday, with a 50 percent probablity during the day, increasing to 70 percent tonight. This storm is developing ahead of an approaching cold front and may cause coastal and other flooding. Thursday’s storm is not directly related to Hurricane Irene.
Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85° and a north wind at 5 mph becoming east. (Enjoy it while you can, folks.) There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, continuing after midnight.
Forecast for Saturday and Sunday
There is a 50 percent chance of showers on Saturday, increasing to a 90 percent probability of heavy rain, strong winds and coastal flooding on Saturday night, with tropical storm conditions on Sunday.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) maintains the official City website for storm information. Visit NYC Severe Weather. Read more about coastal storms and hurricanes. OEM also publishes a Ready New York guide, “Hurricanes and New York City” in 11 languages and has an audio recording. Access the on-line hurricane brochures and recording.
The Mayor encouraged New Yorkers to prepare personally. He recommended they learn if they are in a hurricane evacuation zone. A map of the evacuation zones in and near Community District 2 in Brooklyn, which includes Dumbo.
Evacuation Zones A (orange) and B (yellow) are in the map shown above. Within Community Board 2, Zone A extends for one block from the water, except for the Brooklyn Navy Yard, all of which is included. Residents in Zone A face the highest risk of flooding from a hurricane’s storm surge. Residents in Zone B may experience surge flooding from a moderate (Category 2 and higher) hurricane. Residents in Zone C (green) may experience surge flooding from a major (Category 3 or 4) hurricane.
Evacuation Centers are indicated in red.