Weather Alert

2/12/24

Dear campus community,

We are closely monitoring the ongoing storm and its impacts on campus and in the surrounding area. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for NYC, effective from 4:00 AM to 6:00 PM on 2/13. Anticipated hazards include 5 to 8 inches of snow and 40 mph winds, potentially causing significant travel difficulties, with dangerous road conditions expected.

Regarding campus operations, our plan is to remain open tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb 13), with classes transitioning to remote delivery to ensure continuity in learning. The library will maintain its regular operating hours with limited services. For information on virtual library services, please refer to our Remote Access Guide.

We advise utilizing mass transit if possible and exercising caution when walking, biking, or driving. Anyone who intends travel tomorrow is strongly urged to monitor transit information and weather advisories before heading out.


Safety Tips

Stay informed: Monitor local weather updates though reliable sources and keep an eye on any official communications from Brooklyn Law School.

Emergency Kit: Prepare an emergency kit with essentials such as non-perishable food, water, medications, flashlight, and warm clothing.

Home safety: Ensure heating systems are in working order if you reside off campus and have extra blankets available. Avoid unnecessary travel during the storm especially for those on the outskirts of NYC who may be affected.

Travel guidance:
- Check road conditions: If you must travel before heading out check road conditions to avoid closures and delays.
- Car maintenance: Ensure your vehicle is ready for winter. Check tires, brakes, and fluid levels.
- Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle: keep a shovel, and bag of cat litter in your vehicle go bag to assist if stuck in snow, adding a candle in your go bag can also provide additional light and minor warmth if stranded in vehicle, blankets, flashlight.
- Travel early: if you need to travel plan your trip early to avoid peak storm hours and inform a friend or family member of your travel plans.
- Public transportation: If possible, please consider using public transportation which may be more reliable during adverse weather conditions. An monitor the MTA’s website for delays.
 
If you see an unsafe condition on campus such as leaks, open windows, or icy ground conditions, please notify facilities at facilities@brooklaw.edu . Our members are readily available to assist. If off campus report issues to 311 and in emergencies, contact local law enforcement 911.

Stay aware of your email, and the Brooklyn Law Schools website, and local news channels regarding any updates. Members of the campus safety team and facilities will be on-site conducting patrols and monitoring conditions throughout the weekend. If you have any concerns or issues on campus, please contact Campus safety at Feil Hall (929-822-4017) 250 Joralemon St (718-780-0600) or facilities at facilities@brooklaw.edu.
 
For the latest information on weather and transit please visit:

The MTA website: https://new.mta.info/

The new York city severe weather website: https://www.nyc.gov/site/severeweather/index.page

The national weather service: https://www.weather.gov/

Ready NYC Emergency management: https://www.nyc.gov/site/em/ready/ready-new-york.page