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.
Police throughout the Tri-State Area were warning Friday night that booze and water don’t mix.
A combination of factors, including warmer temperatures, rain and snow melt could result in flooding for the Tri-State area.
Usually, when a search and rescue mission is launched in the Tri-State area, the Ramapo Rescue Dog Association is among the first to receive a phone call.
It is shaping up to be a blustery and cold early Wednesday morning in the Tri-State Area. With temperatures expected to drop to a low of 15 degrees overnight, residents will have to be prepared.
As if there wasn’t enough snow on the ground, a weak clipper will bring light snow to the Tri-State Area this weekend before another storm, which is right on its heels, brings even more.
It’s been a rough day for commuters Thursday following latest winter storm. Here are some helpful links and information so you can know the conditions before you hit the roads.