Message on impact of severe weather conditions affecting New York region

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The remnants of Hurricane Ida caused heavy rain, thunderstorms and flash flooding in the New York region since yesterday evening. As a result, last night the Mayor of New York issued a “Weather Emergency Declaration” which closed city streets to private vehicular traffic from 11.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 September to 5.00 a.m. Thursday, 2 September.

In addition to flooding in some areas, public transport has been affected. As of 5 a.m. this morning, the MTA is reporting that subway service is largely suspended. Other public transport in the region is also likely to be impacted.

The United Nations Headquarters complex was only lightly impacted and will be open today, Thursday, 2 September.

However, staff should take travel conditions into account before travelling, and subject to exigencies of service, managers should exercise their discretion in allowing staff to telecommute.

For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service.

Department of Operational Support


CLOSURE OF UN HEADQUARTERS, Thursday, 17 December 2020

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To all Staff and Delegates in New York,

The United Nations Headquarters premises will be closed, Thursday 17 December. due to the snowstorm.

A further update will be issued during Thursday to notify UNHQ staff/delegates whether the premises will be open on Friday, 18 December.

Please look for further email broadcast updates.

Thank you and stay safe,

Facilities and Commercial Activities Service
Division of Administration
Department of Operational Support