A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for New York City, Long Island and the Connecticut coast, which can impact outdoor dining setups at restaurants and bars, so we urge you to take proper safety precautions (see important tips below).
The exact location of the storm center at landfall is uncertain at this time, however hazardous conditions are expected to begin early Friday morning and last through Saturday. Multiple hazards are expected with this system including significant wind and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect starting Friday morning thru late Friday evening. Heavy rain totaling 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts is possible.
To protect against the hazard of strong winds, businesses should:
Check the area surrounding their business for unsecured objects or potentially dangerous conditions such as tables, chairs, umbrellas, canopies, garbage cans, potted plants, or other materials that can be moved by the wind. You should be prepared to take the objects inside and/or safely secure them.
Thank you so much for your attention and cooperation.