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Heavy Rain and Flash Flood Update for Friday, September 29

September 29, 2023

In light of the heavy rain in the New York City metropolitan region today, Governor Hochul has declared a State of Emergency in New York City, the Hudson Valley and Long Island due to the significant rainfall and flooding in the area.

The National Weather Service has extended its Flash Flood Warning for the metropolitan area until 6 a.m. tomorrow, September 30 and a Flood Watch remains in effect through tonight. Four to six inches of rain has fallen, with an additional two to four inches of heavy rain possible and rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour. Flash flooding is already occurring. Rain and flooding are anticipated to subside in the late afternoon and evening.

Operations and classes are continuing as normal on campus. If weather conditions prevent you from attending in-person classes, please contact your professor.

CUIMC Facilities Updates

  • Custodial Operations will be operating on a limited cleaning and trash pick-up schedule from today through Sunday, October 1. During this time, please assist our teams by placing trash receptacles outside of any offices. Normal service will resume on Monday, October 2.
  • If you see an unsafe condition on campus including leaks, opened windows and doors, or other issues, please immediately contact Facilities at 212-305-HELP (4357) option 3.
  • To report an emergency on campus 24/7, call Public Safety at 212-305-7979.

Transportation Updates

Campus shuttle service is operating with delays expected due to road conditions. Please monitor the Columbia Transportation website for any changes to service.

Mass transportation services are experiencing severe disruptions and some suspension of service due to heavy rain and flooding. Please check the service status of your transportation provider before beginning your travels. Please use extreme caution if you must travel and follow current guidelines from New York City. For the latest information on regional transit updates:

Weather Updates

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