#Sandy Landfall Imminent; Updates

As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, approaching at around 30mph with wind speeds up to 90mph, we have not yet seen the worst of the storm.

Noaa.org

We can’t stress enough to stay inside!

Any standing water from East River or Newtown Creek overflow should be considered unsafe due to raw sewage releases in the local waterways. More info.

Updates (via Mayor Bloomberg)

• Public Schools Closed Tomorrow

• MTA Closed Tomorrow

• All East River Bridges Closed Tonight at 7pm

• Expect power outages

• Expect Severe Flooding (especially from 8:15pm-10:30pm tonight)

• No deaths resulting from Sandy in NYC

A reporter asked about potential environmental consequences of Gowanus area flooding given the toxic nature of the waterway. The Mayor did not respond specifically to environmental impacts, just said the water will rise and recede. He passed it on to another official who said, ”We don’t think there is any immediate danger to anybody… We’ll clean it up like anything else.”

About Jen G

After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!

1 Comment

  1. chan says:

    i’m staying in the bronx because my apartment is in a mandatory evacuation zone in greenpoint so i appreciate all of these updates. any way you can get some photos of flooding? i live on the first floor of a franklin st building..

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