Weather Advisory from NYC Emergency Management Regarding Sukkahs


sukkahThe Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition sent the following alert:

In light of the upcoming windy weather, the NYC Emergency Management asked us to notify our community about potential dangers that the increased wind will pose (especially in areas where families build Succah’s on balcony’s several stories up) and to encourage individuals to address these concerns in advance.

The National Weather Service forecast for the next several days includes wind speeds that are predicted to be between 15 and 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 mph at times. High winds can down trees and power lines, blow out windows, blow down signs, cause flying debris, and structural collapse. Individuals who have constructed a Succah for the holiday should take appropriate actions to secure the structure and roofing to prevent damage or injury from flying debris.

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