July 11, 2019 | Personal Injury
The last few years have brought relatively calm hurricane seasons to the metropolitan New York City area. We have experienced some extra rain and minor flooding from storms like Maria, Gordon, and Michael, but nothing like our neighbors to the south have faced.
But now is not the time to get complacent about serious storms. It has been only 7 years since Hurricane Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City and devastated Manhattan and Long Island, as well as low-lying areas of New Jersey and New York. Less than 10 months earlier, tropical storm Irene landed on Coney Island, flooding the island, Long Beach and the Hudson River. Irene also had a major impact on upstate New York where authorities issued a tropical storm warning for the very first time.
So our area is not immune to hurricanes and other severe storms. The 2019 hurricane season began on June 1, and we have already had our first subtropical storm – Andrea, which formed on May 20th. Forecasters predict above-average activity this year with 14 named storms, including 6 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes.
Are you prepared?
Tips on Preparing for a Hurricane
Take steps to prepare now before it is too late:
Check out this NYC emergency management website for more information on preparing for a storm emergency.
Let Us Know If You Have Experienced Any Personal Injury
If you or a family member has been harmed by a defective product, car accident, truck accident, construction accident, slip and fall or any other type of personal injury, please contact StolzenbergCortelli, LLC Attorneys at Law immediately. Please call us for a free consultation at our locations in New York County, Rockland County, and Westchester County. Attorneys Howard Stolzenberg and Terrence James Cortelli, personal injury attorneys in White Plains, Nyack and New York City, will fight to secure justice for you and your family. You can reach us at (914) 361 – 4888 or contact us via the website.