After Hurricane Irene: What You Need to Know in New York

Most of New York City’s agencies shut down service in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. Now that the tropical storm has passed through the five boroughs, here’s what you need to know.

The Forecast: By Sunday evening, the worst of the wet weather had passed. Wind speeds at John F. Kennedy International airport were between 23 and 30 miles per hour. Flooding was reported throughout coastal New Jersey and New York and around the five boroughs. Major flooding has wreaked havoc in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas, as well as Vermont, which is facing some of the worst flood damage.

2. Contacting the City: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg advised that New Yorkers call 311 to reach the city, saving 911 for emergencies only. He said the 311 service was also reachable by text message at 311692 (311NYC).

For updates from the city online, follow @NYCMayorsOffice and @NotifyNYC on Twitter or the NYC Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.

3. Mass Transit: The M.T.A.’s subways and buses had been shut down for the duration of the storm, and nearly all of the subway’s 22 lines, including express and local service, are expected to be restored by Monday. But the process of clearing waterlogged tracks and rail yards means that parts of the system may be in working order before others.

Late Sunday, Amtrak officials said they did not know when service in the Northeast Corridor would be restored. Gov. Chris Christie said there would be no New Jersey Transit commuter rail service on Monday except for the Atlantic City line. There will be modified schedules for buses, light rail and PATH service, which was scheduled to resume at 4 a.m.

4. Airports: Departures will resume at 7 a.m. at La Guardia Airport and at noon at Kennedy and Newark Liberty International Airports. Other airports around the region would reopen as well by Monday, but officials warned that backups could persist for days.

5. Bridges and Tunnels: All are open.

6. Amtrak: Late Sunday, Amtrak officials said they did not know when service in the Northeast Corridor would be restored.

7. Power: On Sunday, power outages were widespread across the metropolitan area, and more than a million customers were left without electricity in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. At about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday evening, the Long Island Power Authority reported that 419,538 customers were facing power outages, while Consolidated Edison said 131,217 customers were affected in New York City and Westchester County. Of those, 40,523 were in Queens, 7,368 in Brooklyn, 59,509 in Westchester and 20,568 on Staten Island.

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