Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service issue a Blizzard Warning is in effect for New York City beginning Monday afternoon through 12 am Wednesday morning. Snow accumulations are forecast to be 12 to 24 inches with locally higher amounts possible and wind gusts up to 65 mph. The NYC Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert beginning Monday, March 13th, at 12:01 AM. For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service.

NYC Office Emergency Management

The NYC Emergency Management Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be activated to monitor and coordinate the City's response to the winter weather event beginning around mid-night on Monday, March 13th through at least Tuesday, March 14th.

Should you need to reach a representative at NYC Emergency Management please email:

Getting Information: Where, When, How

  • Call 911 immediately for any emergency situation.
  • Call 311 or use their website at 311 for any non-emergency situation or for information about the storm and/or services available.
  • Winter weather information and information about City services and storm response - including the Snow Vehicle Tracker to find your roadway's snow removal progress - can be found by visiting the City's Severe Weather website at or by calling 311.
  • New Yorkers are encouraged to sign up for Notify NYC, the City's free emergency notification system. Through Notify NYC, New Yorkers can receive phone calls, text messages, and/or emails alerts about severe weather events and other emergencies. To sign up for Notify NYC, call 311, visit Enroll in Notify NYC, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.
  • NYC Emergency Management External Affairs Division is working with the Mayor's Office Community Affairs Unit and will continue to provide updates and information via this format, at a minimum of once per day but more as the situation warrants.

Other Resources:

Storm checklist from CON ED:

If a major storm is anticipated in your area, take these simple precautions to ensure your readiness. Use this page as a checklist.

  • Have a lights-out kit that is well stocked and handy. The kit should have a battery-operated radio or TV, several flashlights, and a supply of fresh batteries. Local radio stations will report weather and utility service conditions.
  • Turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings.
  • If you have a well and a water pump, fill your bathtub and spare containers with water.
  • Protect your major appliances and any electronically-sensitive equipment, such as computers.
  • Fill your car's gas tank.

If you experience an electric service problem:

  • We need to know. You can use the "Report an Electric Service Problem" link located in the right-hand box of this Web page. Or, you can call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).
  • Take steps to prevent food spoilage. Click here for tips on handling food and water.
  • Stay indoors. If you must go outside, stay away from downed and dangling lines. Treat all downed lines as if they are live and dangerous.
  • If you use a portable generator, follow its important, life-saving instructions. Click here for more information on generators.
  • Listen to your battery-operated radio on for updates on our restoration progress and safety tips.
  • Use candles and storm lanterns carefully. Keep them out of drafts, away from flammable materials, and out of the reach of children.

National Grid

National Grid 24-hour hotline: 1-718-643-4050

You can read about how to prepare for a storm here.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is preparing to support New York City in anticipation of Winter Storm Juno. We are coordinating our response with federal, state, and local response partners including offices of emergency management in New York City, Long Island and across the Lower Hudson Valley. For additional information, tips and checklists on how to prepare for snowstorms, power outages and cold weather as well as continuous updates on our response, visit their web site.