Friday, September 29, 2023 State of Emergency in Response to Heavy Rainfall

Friday, September 29, 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023 State of Emergency in Response to Heavy Rainfall


New York, NY  On September 29, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul declared “a State of Emergency for New York City, the Hudson Valley, and Long Island in response to the significant dangerous rainfall that is currently impacting the region.” This response is an update to her previous warning and preparation for a Flood Watch in the area.

Dance/NYC understands the serious impact this weather event is having on the dance and wider arts community and will collect data in this google form here on affected individual dance workers and organizations. Dance/NYC intends to provide relevant and up-to-date information to guide the best possible decisions for communities, organizations, and individuals impacted by this emergency, and will share precautions, resources, or recovery tools here as they become available.



Public Transporation Updates

Subway and Metro-North service is severely disrupted due to heavy rain and flooding. Please stay home if you don't need to travel. If you must head out, use extra caution and check service status before you go.

• MTA Service Status

NJ PATH Status (if you do not wish to dowload the mobile app, scroll below to the live X (formerly Twitter) feed.

• LIRR Status

Flooding Status Updates

• NYC Flood Hazard Mapper from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

• Provides a comprehensive overview of the coastal flood hazards that threaten the city today, as well as how these hazards are likely to increase in the future with climate change. View the 'About This Mapper' section to learn more about how to use this tool.

• Sign up for Emergency Alerts in NYC

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