NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Here comes the rain again.
Coastal flooding advisories and warnings have been issued for parts of the Tri-State Area for the threat of minor to moderate flooding.
“Mother Nature has once again brought a heavy storm system to New York, with possibilities for heavy snow upstate and flash flooding downstate that could create dangerous driving conditions,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “Our state agencies and emergency managers are prepared to deploy resources to communities as needed, and I encourage all New Yorkers to plan ahead and stay informed as the storm progresses.”
Exceptionally high tides are expected to last through Monday night. Tidal flooding had already been reported Monday morning in Neptune Township.
There’s also the potential for inland flooding, with flood watches in effect this afternoon and this evening.
Click here to check the forecast.
In Hoboken, barricades and no parking signs were placed at the following locations:
- 1st and Marshall
- 1st and Harrison
- 2nd and Harrison
- 3rd and Harrison
- 4th and Harrison
- 4th and Monroe
- 3rd and Jackson
- 4th and Jackson
- 9th and Monroe
- 9th and Madison
- 10th and Madison
- 1st and Clinton
- 3rd and Clinton
- Henderson and Newark
- Grove and Newark
Hoboken residents are asked to report flooded intersections and clogged drains to the North Hudson Sewerage Authority at 1-866-639-3970.
SAFE DRIVING TIPS
Here are some safe driving tips, provided by Cuomo’s office:
- DO NOT attempt to drive over a flooded road. Turn around and go another way.
- DO NOT underestimate the destructive power of fast-moving water. Two feet of fast-moving flood water will float your car. Water moving at two m.p.h. can sweep cars off a road or bridge.
- Leave early to avoid being marooned on flooded roads.
- Follow recommended routes. DO NOT ignore emergency detours to view flooded areas.
- As you travel, monitor NOAA Weather Radio and local radio broadcasts for the latest information.
- Watch for washed-out roads, earth-slides, broken water or sewer mains, loose or downed electrical wires, and falling or fallen objects.
- Watch for areas where rivers or streams may suddenly rise and flood, such as highway dips, bridges, and low areas.
- If you are in your car and water begins to rise rapidly around you, abandon the vehicle immediately.
Some of the most important tips for safe driving include:
- When winter storms strike, do not drive unless necessary.
- Use caution on bridges as ice can form quicker than on roads.
- Wet leaves on roadways can cause slippery conditions, making it important to drive at slower speeds when approaching patches of them.
- If you must travel, make sure your car is stocked with survival gear like blankets, a shovel, flashlight and extra batteries, extra warm clothing, a set of tire chains, battery booster cables, quick energy foods and brightly colored cloth to use as a distress flag.
- Do not attempt to drive over flooded roads; turn around and go another way. Water moving at two m.p.h. can sweep cars off a road or bridge.
New Yorkers can check road conditions and winter travel advisories by clicking here.