Frankenstorm appears to be still tracking towards NYC. So how to stay safe in a high wind, heavy rain, high impact storm?
The safest place to be is in an interior stairwell in an apartment building. If in a house be in an interior bathroom or in a basement that is not prone to flooding.
In a high velocity, high impact storm with high winds and heavy rains windows and doors can be blown in and the danger to you and your family increases. So see below the video clip for ways to try and prevent this.
Experts disagree about the wisdom of taping windows but some people swear it helps. Of course hurricane shutters are good but who has them in NYC? For sure close your blinds and curtains or if you have interior shutters shut them too.
If winds are estimated to be very high, putting 2×4′s crosswise on exterior doors on the outside will help brace them and prevent them being blown in.
Be safe New Yorkers, we all SHARE the burden of this situation and may we all be able to help each other when help is needed. The gift in difficult situations is deep, connected community.