LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark airports were closed temporarily for inspections and are now operating normally.  Verizon and AT&T say cellphone networks are clogged due to high volume of calls and the NYPD is asking residents to only call 911 in the event of a serious emergency.

How to Survive an Earthquake?

  • If you are indoors, stay there. Quickly move to a safe location in the room such as under a strong desk, a strong table, or along an interior wall. The goal is to protect yourself from falling objects and be located near the structural strong points of the room. Avoid taking cover near windows, large mirrors, hanging objects, heavy furniture, heavy appliances or fireplaces.
  • If you are cooking, turn off the stove and take cover.
  • If you are outdoors, move to an open area where falling objects are unlikely to strike you. Move away from buildings, powerlines and trees.
  • If you are driving, slow down smoothly and stop on the side of the road. Avoid stopping on or under bridges and overpasses, or under power lines, trees and large signs. Stay in your car.