Update from Mayor Bloomberg on Sandy Recovery and Nor’easter:
-A significant storm is forecasted for Wednesday afternoon, November 7, through Thursday morning, November 8. Although big accumulations of snow are unlikely, streets are going to be slick and sloppy and visibility will be reduced. There will be unseasonably cold temperature tonight: mid-30s and the high winds will make if feel as if it’s in the mid-20s.
To find a warming center and or overnight shelter, visit http://on.nyc.gov/PS9xaI
-If your neighborhood experienced significant flooding during Sandy, you should consider taking shelter with friends or family in a safer spot. Residents of Hamilton Beach, Gerristen Beach and Breezy Point should consider going somewhere safer tonight.
-If you lose electrical power, be careful with candles. Please do not leave them unattended and do not leave them burning while asleep.
-Airbnb announced a new way for displaced New Yorkers to find free places to stay. Visit https://www.airbnb.com/sandy to find a place to stay or to offer up your place.
-Over the past six days, more than 1.6 million prepared meals have been distributed as well as more than 400,000 water bottles, 86,000 blankets and other supplies. To find a distribution center, visit http://on.nyc.gov/Sy8N7c.
-NYC Parks and beaches are closed and will remain closed until noon tomorrow.
-$32 Million has been raised by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City for Sandy relief efforts with more than 10,000 donations from around the country.
-Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended through Monday, November 12.
-There is 24-hour garbage collection in Staten Island, southern Queens, and southern Brooklyn. Other areas will be collected as resources permit. You may continue to place garbage curbside the evening before your scheduled collection. If it is not collected, you may leave it out and you will not get a violation.
-Recycling collection is suspended.