The National Weather Service forecast for the next several days includes wind speeds that are predicted to be between 15 and 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 mph at times.
NYC Emergency Management has warned that high winds can down trees and power lines, blow out windows, blow down signs, cause flying debris, and structural collapse.
Individuals who have constructed a Sukkah for the holiday should take appropriate actions to secure the structure and roofing to prevent damage or injury from flying debris.
Mats and other loose Schach may blow off of Sukkahs and cause damage or injuries, especially if Sukkahs are on high floors. Canvas walls and tarps may tear and flap in the wind even if they are tied down.
In a notice to the community, the 71st Precinct noted that residents should take a moment and check yards, windows, and roofs and remove any possible objects that may become airborne with high winds.
Please check all Sukkahs to assure they are firmly assembled and free from any objects that may become airborne with high winds. Please use extreme caution inside these structures during severe wind conditions, they said.
The high winds are expected in the next few days, beginning tonight, and is separate from the possible hit from Hurricane Joaquin on Simchas Torah.