New York’s schools will be closed on Friday due to Hurricane May 1, and the city will continue to receive assistance from state and federal agencies as the city prepares for its largest hurricane since Hurricane Andrew struck in 1996.
The city of New York said it would be closed to public transport on Friday, and schools will not reopen until Saturday.
The New York State Police and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin their recovery efforts, while the Department of Education will coordinate with schools and families, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
More than 100,000 New Yorkers have been evacuated, and many schools are expected to be empty on Friday.
The storm is expected to pass through the state’s eastern seaboard, and it is expected in New Jersey and Connecticut later on Friday or Saturday, officials said.