A heat advisory is in effect until 7:00 p.m., and it’s creating all kinds of problems — from air quality issues to a water shortage in New Jersey to open hydrants in New York City.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the revolutionary station, WFAN has been invited to the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday at 4:00 p.m. to ring the closing bell.
As of Saturday afternoon, the Long Island Power Authority reported that 130 of its customers are without power, most of which reside in Hempstead, Oyster Bay and North Hempstead.
Retailers in the Tri-State Area have reason to be feeling good about the future. Following the mid-year survey of some 250 retailers in Levin Management’s regional shopping centers, optimism reigns.
Prior to the opener of the second round of the Subway Series on Friday night, the four-time All-Star was presented with a key to New York City by Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Citi Field.
Tri-State area residents are encouraged to avoid driving in New York City on Saturday, if possible. It is widely advised to take mass transit, as numerous events will cause several street closures.
A gust of wind also caused a man in his 60s to be injured in Bryant Park after he got hit in the head by a falling tree limb, CBS 2′ s Derricke Dennis reported.
AccuWeather meteorologist Eric Wilhelm said that the Tri-State area is going to continue to see high winds and rain until the early morning.
Tuesday morning began with a freeze warning in New Jersey, and after a brisk and exceptionally windy day on Monday, Tuesday afternoon was sunny but again very windy, with a high of 50.
Wind gusts could be between 40 to 50 m.p.h. and those conditions have prompted a high wind warning for New York City and Long Island.
Mayor Bloomberg said that senior citizen homes, nursing homes and hospitals in low-lying areas “must evacuate” by 8 p.m. Friday unless they are able to show that their location or provisions for back-up power would allow them to stay safe.
Emergency management officials are gathering to prepare for the possibility that area residents would have to be evacuated if Hurricane Irene strikes the city.
While it is still too early to know what Irene’s path is, officials in the Tri-State Area are taking the storm seriously and are urging residents to do the same.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline in New Jersey on Friday was $3.58, down 8 cents from last week. That’s still much higher than the cost a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.61.
It will be two more weeks before the Tri-state area finds out its unemployment rates for the month of June, but if the national unemployment numbers released Friday are any indication of what’s to come, it doesn’t look good.