Plan for the Snowstorm Ahead

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Plan for the Snowstorm Ahead

January 26, 2015

Snow is falling and will keep on coming for the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service forecasts that a Nor'easter will hit the Northeast and has issued blizzard warnings through Tuesday, Jan. 27. NYIT announced that its New York campuses will close early on Monday, Jan. 26. Some things you can do to prepare include:

Make sure you've bookmarked the NYIT Alerts webpage on your smartphone, tablet, and/or home computer. NYIT Alerts is the university's mass text and voice messaging notification system for emergency communications. While you're bookmarking the page, double-check that your contact information is correctly entered and up-to-date in the system.

If you rely on subways or buses in New York City, download the Metropolitan Transit Authority's "On the Go" app for updates and service changes. Likewise, the Long Island Railroad's "Train Time" app offers similar information.

Charge all your devices to 100 percent battery life. You never know if the storm will result in power outages. Now is also a good time to back up all important documents on your work computer.

If you have time on your way home, stop by the supermarket for bottled water and extra food. Gas up your car, make sure you have some cash on hand, and pick up extra fuel for your snow blower—and batteries for your flashlights. Most importantly, be safe and stay warm.