No matter how much snow falls, the New York Sanitation Department (DSNY) along with the DOT, DEP and the Parks Dept are pooling resources to have 2,400+ snowploughs at their disposal to dig NYC out after blizzard Juno blows through. See the video of a typical NYC snow plough in action to reassure yourself of what big badass ploughs they are. First they’ll tackle major highways and large Avenues, called critical routes, and only then clear then smaller streets. There will no garbage collection until storm damage is under control
Power companies will be responsible for restoring power as quickly as possible if strong winds blow trees or other debris across power lines. As a precationary measure, if you’re still able to do so, it’s worth stocking up on several charging sticks so you can keep to keep your phone charged if a power outage occurs.
If power is out and there’s no heat, get into as small a space as possible and hunker down in warm clothing and lots of blankets, preferably with other people. Body heat is a wonderful thing. If water runs out, use snow but either filter it or boil it on a camp stove. Also if your refrigerator can’t be used because of lack of power, store food in the snow.
Once the blizzard has passed people digging out stoops, sidewalks and cars should take care not to create health problems for themselves by going at it too hard. Take frequent breaks, rug up warmly and dig at a slow, sustainable rate while breathing comfortably. If you have to stop to catch your breath all the time, slow down.
It’s incredibly hard to accurately predict how much snow will fall and how strong winds will be until it’s all over. Whatever happens, good luck New Yorkers, keep safe and warm.