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Message on weather conditions affecting UN Headquarters – Tropical storm Henri to impact NYC

Message on weather conditions affecting UN Headquarters – Tropical storm Henri to impact NYC

NYC Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory for Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22. According to the National Weather Service, there is the potential for very heavy rainfall and damaging winds that may flood roadways and reduce visibility to create hazardous travel conditions through the weekend. Storm impacts are forecast to begin late Saturday, before intensifying throughout Sunday into the afternoon. Residual impacts including showers with breezy winds will still be possible into Monday. 

  • A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect citywide. 
  • A Flood Watch is in effect citywide from Saturday, August 21, at 8 p.m. until Monday, August 23, at 8 a.m. 
  • A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Bronx and northern Queens until further notice. 
  • NYC Parks announced that all City beaches will be closed to swimming on Sunday, August 22 and Monday, August 23, due to the dangerous conditions predicted as an effect of Tropical Storm Henri. 
  • Citywide average precipitation amounts of 3 inch to 6 inches are expected for this storm, with locally higher amounts possible. Several periods of heavy rain from as early as 10 p.m. Saturday to early Monday morning. 

For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service 

Should any hazardous conditions continue into the commuting hours on Monday morning, and subject to exigencies of service, managers should exercise their discretion in allowing staff to telecommute.   

It is recommended that UN delegates, staff members and affiliates in New York that may have vehicles parked in the UNHQ garage, particularly on lower levels, relocate these vehicles to avoid any potential issues should flooding occur. 

The United Nations Headquarters complex in New York will be open.  

Should there be any change in the status of the United Nations Headquarters complex, staff will be notified on the emergency.un.org website and through the hotline number (888) 986-8732 or (212) 963-9800 

All UN delegates, staff members and affiliates in New York should check emergency.un.org regularly for all emergency and Safety and Security updates regarding UN Headquarters in New York. 

Department of Operational Support 


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