Severe Thunderstorm Watch in New York

This alert expired on August 21, 2019 at 6:14:44 PM EDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Albany; Bronx; Columbia; Dutchess; Fulton; Greene; Kings; Montgomery; Nassau; New York; Orange; Putnam; Queens; Rensselaer; Richmond; Rockland; Saratoga; Schenectady; Schoharie; Suffolk; Ulster; Washington; Westchester

Posted August 21, 2019 at 1:50:01 PM EDT

This alert has expired.

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

  • Before
    Unplug electronic equipment.
    Power surges from lightning can damage computers, monitors and TVs, and cause sparks that might start a fire.
    If it’s safe, bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away.
    These may become a hazard.
    Stay inside a building or car that’s not a convertible.
    Rubber tires won’t protect you from lightning so avoid touching metal inside the car.
    Close windows, shutters, blinds, shades, and curtains.
    This will help keep out wind, rain, and broken glass.
    Make sure outside doors are securely closed.
    This will help keep out wind and rain.

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