High wind, flood and snow alert for Brooklyn this afternoon
A winter storm warning is in effect for most of New York state, with snow, sleet and freezing rain starting this afternoon and lasting into tomorrow morning, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. Cuomo went to Twitter to warn city residents about the potential affects of a post-Sandy winter storm.
With many people expected to travel after the Christmas holiday, Cuomo urged residents to use caution on the road and monitor the news for weather updates. “Snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected to begin later today and through the night,” Cuomo said. “Roads will be slippery and motorists should take necessary precautions and avoid driving once the storm begins.”
With SuperStorm Sandy still fresh in people’s minds, Cuomo said that “families should have supplies on hand in the event the winter storm prevents you from leaving your home, or if power outages occur. Supplies include: flashlight with extra batteries, battery-operated radio, bottled water, non-perishable food and first aid kit.”
The city sanitation department issued a snow alert for 2 p.m. today through its Twitter feed for a wintry mix as a nor-easter is set to hit Brooklyn.