February 12, 2024
Albany, NY

Video, Audio & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Extreme Weather Forecast

Video, Audio & Rush Transcript: Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Extreme Weather Forecast

Governor Hochul: “People have been accustomed to a fairly mild winter, so take all the necessary precautions. Stay tuned to your news. If you can work remotely, that's great. Make sure that our roads are clear for the plows as always.”


Earlier today, Governor Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the statewide extreme weather forecast that is predicted for tomorrow.

VIDEO of the event is available on YouTube here and in TV quality (h.264, mp4) format here.

AUDIO of the event is available here.

A rush transcript of the Governor's remarks is available below:

First, I'd like to begin with the acknowledgement that Mother Nature is sending her love our way for Valentine's Day in the form of a massive snowstorm. We are expecting to see in Long Island and New York City, six to eight inches. The Hudson Valley and Catskills, anywhere from eight to 12 inches, and up to 18 in some places. Capital Region, two to six inches.

So, greatest impact will be on tomorrow's commute. Downstate, Mayor Adams has already told schools they'll be working remotely – much of the chagrin of the children. And heavy wet snow is expected on Long Island.

So, we are in for this once again. People have been accustomed to a fairly mild winter, so take all the necessary precautions. Stay tuned to your news. If you can work remotely, that's great. Make sure that our roads are clear for the plows as always. So, stay tuned for more details, but again, letting Mother Nature know she loves us by sending us a major snowstorm.

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