Dear CCNY Faculty, Staff and Students,
As you know, in response to today’s significant and ongoing rainfall, both Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams have issued a State of Emergency in New York City and surrounding areas. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning throughout the New York City area through Friday night.
We are aware of the current conditions and are monitoring them closely. In the meantime, please take note of the following:
- There are currently no plans to close CCNY or other CUNY facilities early. However, employees should be advised to consult with their direct supervisors if they prefer to work remotely for the rest of the day. It should be noted though that with disruptions to public transportation, local officials are recommending New Yorkers to consider remaining in place if conditions are too dangerous for travel.
- Any scheduled outdoor activities on your campuses should be postponed or rescheduled, at your discretion.
- Please allow for extra travel time. New Yorkers are urged to use public transportation, but NYCT Subways have been seriously impacted. Again, local officials are recommending New Yorkers to consider remaining in place if conditions are too dangerous for travel.
- Stay informed. Before and during an emergency, the City will send emergency alerts and updates to New Yorkers through various channels, including Notify NYC.
For additional information related to this afternoon’s travel conditions, please check the NYCEM website. We will also continue to monitor the situation and share information as conditions warrant. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Senior Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer