Tropical Storm Watch ● July 8, 2021
This is the time of year when we review our emergency procedures and plans to be sure we are able to keep our services running during severe weather and, if there is an interruption, to resume service as soon as possible following a storm. Part of our preparations include letting our riders and communities know where to go for information about service changes or cancellations during storms of any kind.
Tropical Storm Elsa will continue approaching from the south through this evening. The storm will then pass near or over the Mid Atlantic coast late tonight, and near or over Long Island and southeast New England on Friday morning.
The main threats from Elsa are heavy rain capable of producing flash flooding, tropical storm force winds especially along the south shore of Long Island and across southeast Connecticut.
―National Weather Service, 7/8/21
Stay alert and monitor the weather.
Tropical Storm Warning Issued (7/8/21)
According to the National Weather Service, “Heavy rainfall ahead of tropical system Elsa will move into portions of the Tri-State area late tonight, with periods of heavy rainfall possible through Friday morning.”
Stay in Touch.
Whether you are a city bus rider, GBT Access rider, or a business whose employees depend on GBT, this newsletter provides you with a variety of ways to stay in touch and includes tips for planning your trips during weather events.
Plan ahead, stay safe, and keep in touch.
A few safety tips during severe weather:
- Check for updates on services before you leave
- Keep plenty of additional time in your schedule while traveling
- Watch your step traveling to and from bus stops and while boarding the bus
- Always use sidewalks and cross walks
Severe weather can cause delays. The times listed on the GBT schedules are approximate and are subject to delays from weather or other conditions. Please keep this in mind when planning your trip.
In the event of extreme weather, information will be posted at:
Please Note: in the event of major power outages, we will only be posting updates to Facebook and twitter. Please charge your cell phone and download appropriate apps ahead of time.
Check Your Connections.
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