Emergency Executive Order 234
September 5, 2021
WHEREAS, the public safety is imperiled by a flash flood emergency caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida that has flooded roads, impacted mass transit, and stranded motorists;
WHEREAS, it is necessary to take all measures to protect life and property; and
WHEREAS, on September 1, 2021, I declared a state of emergency to exist within the City of New York, and such declaration remains in effect for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days or until rescinded, whichever occurs first; and
NOW THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of New York pursuant to law, including Executive Law § 24, I hereby order:
Section 1. I hereby direct that the State of Emergency declared in Emergency Executive Order No. 230, dated September 1, 2021, and extended by Emergency Executive Order No. 232, is extended for thirty (30) days.
§ 2. Any vehicle found to be blocking roadways shall be subject to towing. This section shall be retroactive and deemed to have been in effect as of September 1, 2021.
§ 3. The State of Emergency shall remain in effect for a period not to exceed thirty days or until rescinded, whichever occurs first. Additional declarations to extend the State of Emergency for additional periods not to exceed thirty days will be issued if needed. The remainder of this Order shall remain in effect for five (5) days unless terminated at an earlier date. This Order may be extended for additional periods not to exceed five (5) days each during the pendency of the local state of emergency.
Bill de Blasio