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08/26/2011

Questions as you prepare for storm

Hurricane Irene could be the strongest storm to hit this area in over 50 years.  Eyewitness News wants to know what questions you have as you prepare for the wicked weather.  Submit your questions (below) and they could be answered on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

 

Comments

Dominic Caraccilo

The quality of life and security for the citizens has been largely restored and we are a large part of why that has happened.

john ellis

I just wanted to take a moment to thank the entire news team a ABC-7. During this whole process of tracking the storm your team of professionals have done an outstanding job in keeping the public informed and safe, often at risk to themselves. The service you provide is so vital that you save lives on a daily basis, you all truely make a difference. We New Yorkers all apreciate each and every one of you.
THANK YOU,STAY SAFE.

zoraida

I live in Richmond Hill , Queens ....wondering if I need to board up my windows ??????

Gavi Lusterman

I live on Merrick Road in Freeport, NY in a 4 story apartment complex. Will I need to evacuate and if so, when will I have to be out by?

Gavi Lusterman

I live on Merrick Road in Freeport, NY in a 4 story apartment complex. Will I need to evacuate and if so, when will I have to be out by?

Danielle

what's going on in staten island I live in zone A should we leave? please tell us more about staten island so us staten islanders know what were in for thanks

Danielle

what's going on in staten island I live in zone A should we leave? please tell us more about staten island so us staten islanders know what were in for thanks

Danielle

what's going on in staten island I live in zone A should we leave? please tell us more about staten island so us staten islanders know what were in for thanks

Cyndee Lee

They're saying the MTA will start shutting down at 12p. Does that mean no trains or buses once noon comes or will there still be service for another hour or so while trains complete their last ride?

Stacy Greene

Jay Walder, CEO, MTA mentioned that ALL subway systems are shut down starting at 12 noon, Saturday. What about the employees who are scheduled to work or are at work? What provisions are in place to accomodate these employees? Will they have a relief or should they ALL stay home?

Chris

I lived through Gloria in 1985 after it slammed into Long Island. We had no power for 7 days and schools were closed for a week and a day. It was AWFUL and nothing I would like to experience ever again.

Jann

I have been listening to your updates all day. You have mentioned several times that Long Island viewers can find a list of shelters in Nassau County ay 7online.com. I have searched the website and cannot find the list. Which link do I need to click on? Thank you.

danny

I have a wedding to go to in Massapequa tomorrow night and i live in nj, should I make the trip there or stay home?

Ann McGuire

City island, Bronx, NY 10464 has a zone A area, between Hunter Ave and Tier St, west side of the Island. No mention of evacuation for this area has been broadcast.

Yvonne

I live on Central Park West...will the storm surge affect my area? Will the Hudson river overflow?

joybel

Governor Christie has been on tv helping the residents of NJ. I live on Long Island Suffolk county. We have not heard too much for north shore eastern suffolk. Why hasn't Gov Cuomo been on to relieve the fear of the NY residents?

Nichelle

Living in the Bronx by Laguardia Airport in a high rise building that reaches 21 floors. How dangerous is this for residents of high rise buildings?

Anne Bauernhuber

I am so tired of hearing the information re-iterated in the past 2 hrs. the storm hasn't hit yet and everything else stops, and it will be repeated again at 4, 5, 6, & 6;30, we have at minimum 3 more days of this over coverage, it is necessary to get the information out to people but to cancel all other programing is ridiculous. The reporters who did not listed to Bloomberg the first time, asking questions already answered is not the mentality of most of your viewers. I for one only want to here it once.

Frank

I live on the 7th floor of a building in midwood Brooklyn. Is it safer to sleep in my car, located in a garage, during the storm. Or is it better to stay home?

Nick

Since Broadway shows (for now) appear to be going ahead as scheduled on Saturday, will theaters refund tickets for those who can't get there?

Jennifer Angileri

I am a resident of Staten Island. We have been made aware that the MTA will suspend all train service in NYC mid Saturday. No one has mentioned the bridges. As a SI resident we are all very concerned about possible BRIDGE CLOSURES in and out of the Island. What can we expect from the MTA? Is it possible that they will shut down any and all bridges on Staten Island? This issue should be addressed ASAP since this is our only way on and off SI.

Patricia Lang

We are hearing about transit, bridges, Garden State Pkwy, etc... Why does no one say when the airports will close? Can anyone get that information?

Chris P.

If an evacuation is called for in New Jersey, where would be the safest place to evacuate to?

Felix Perez

A Category 2 hurricane is a very serious threat to Long Island but is there a strong possibility Hurricane Irene can gain further strengthening as it approaches?

Irina

Should residents in high 6/12 floor story building be worried? How should resident on 6th floor be preparing?

kathy hart

hi i live in brooklyn ny i live on the 24th floor dont know if im in the path of the storm what should i do i live near atlantic ave and carlton ave should i take my kids and go down to a lower floor or am i ok right where we are ty kathy hart

Krissy

As an advanced trained Skywarn spotter through the National Weather Service, I think the general public needs to know steps that they must take in order to prepare themselves for Hurricane Irene. What is the hurricane preparedness checklist of things that people living in rural areas, suburban areas, as well as urban areas? What needs to be done outside of your home, as well as inside your home? What types of things should people do if they own pets? Also, what should people do if cell phone service shuts down as a result of losing power, if it is overloaded, or if emergency services need to use cell phone service? The general public needs to know how to prepare themselves in a hurricane.

maureen biesty

My question is about NYC emergency shelters. Are they pet friendly? If I have to leave my home because of the storm, will my pets (dogs) be accepted at the shelters?

Dave

Not sure how to interact, but I have a question. My parents live in Bath Beach Brooklyn. I live 12 hours away in Chicago. Are they safe where they are? Or, is it necessary that i drive out there and brng them back here for a few days to ensure their safety. They has no other family to stay at.

Nicole Sconzo

To avoid windows shattering in high winds,Should you leave windows open about an inch to let some wind through, or best to keep them closed?

Alyson

Do we board up our windows?? Also, What do you do with your sump pump when the power goes out?? There are no generators available around anywhere!! Any tips on how to keep the sump pump going??

New Jersey Resident

What is happening with the NJ Transit system and Port Authority Buses and Trains this weekend?

Linda

what time are conditions going to start to be really bad as far as the rain & wind goes? This is for NY, Long Island area!

mej

I'm confused about the wind speeds expected in NJ (Belleville) Are we to expect 60-80 MPH sustained or as gusts?

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