NYC Travel Advisory: NYC Travel Cancellations Increased 7.6% as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces $10 billion plan to combat ‘biblical terrorism’
NEW YORK – New York City Travel Advisories have been updated to include information on the following travel disruptions, according to Gov.
Cuomo’s Office of Homeland Security.
New York City’s Travel Advisory Center, which provides advice on travel and emergency preparedness for New Yorkers, updated Friday morning.
New York is on high alert for a potential terrorist attack.
The advisory center issued an alert to residents and businesses saying:”Due to the nature of the attack, NYC has announced the closure of most major New York attractions.
All other major attractions are open.
New Yorkers should check the weather and see if any closures are scheduled.”
The NYC Travel Advisory includes travel advice from NYCTC staff and includes information on events planned and times.
The New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene also issued an advisory Friday morning saying that it is advising New Yorkers to expect an increased number of people with serious health problems, particularly asthma, and to stay indoors until further notice.
Amber Babbitt, deputy assistant commissioner of the NYC DHS, said in a statement that the NYC DHS is “working diligently” with the NYCTP to respond to the increased numbers of emergency situations.
She said that the health and mental health issues are being assessed.
Babbitt said that, although the number of severe and critical conditions has increased, the NYC DOT will continue to provide a comprehensive plan that includes:• Emergency preparedness: to ensure the safety of New Yorkers and those with serious illness, and ensure that everyone has the resources they need to manage emergencies.
The plan includes a comprehensive travel plan and an assessment of the need to be in an enclosed space for extended periods of time.• Health care: the NYC health department will continue its coordination with the NYC PEDMAP program and the NYC Public Health Commission to support those who have emergency medical care needs.
Babbett said that NYC will continue providing additional resources to those with emergency medical needs.
The NYC Health Department has also increased its number of emergency response teams to support the increased number and intensity of medical emergencies.
In addition, Babbits added, the NY DOT will offer enhanced emergency prepared, shelter, transportation, and communications services.
Babbits said the NYCDHS has increased the number and diversity of emergency responders and support staff to respond more rapidly to emergencies.
She also noted that NYCTM has expanded its emergency response team and has increased its staffing levels to support these efforts.
The NYC DOT has also expanded its resources to provide resources to New Yorkers who need help with emergencies, including emergency shelters, food, and water, Babs said.
NYC DOT has provided support to more than 500 people with health conditions including asthma, heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases.
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