Sunday, December 26, 2010
Watch the mayor blow his nose and cough
MYFOXNY.com - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg updated the blizzard on Sunday afternoon.
Bloomberg said, "This really is dangerous."
The 13 minute news conference was held in a Sanitation Department building on the West Side of Manhattan.
Bloomberg appeared to be under the weather, and coughed several times as he delivered his message.
The mayor urged people to stay home but said if New Yorker's needed to go out, to use mass transit.
"Fortunately, this is a week many people take the week off from work anyways so tomorrow there should be fewer people commuting," Bloomberg said. New York City schools were already closed on Monday for the winter break.
The NYPD was also being deployed to look for dangerous situations, such as stranded drivers and downed power lines.
The FDNY was also adding a fifth man to all trucks for the night.
Mayor Bloomberg asked citizens to shovel out any fire hydrants in front of their buildings to aid fire fighters in an emergency.