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Posted by Seamus Campbell
Hurricane Irene is coming. Please prepare yourself.
If you live in a low-lying area, please evacuate as soon as possible. A MANDATORY evacuation has been made for Zone A areas (the Coney Island and Rockaways area).
Please stock-up on supplies and prepare a “go-bag.”
The MTA will have a system-wide shutdown starting tomorrow, Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 12 PM. Please do not lead to the last train or bus. Service may not be restored by the Monday morning commute.
Beaches are closed. The Staten Island Ferry may be suspended if winds reach 46mph.
Freshmen move-ins on Sunday for Fordham, St. John’s, Columbia, and New York Universities have been postponed. Mets and Yankee games are cancelled
Alternate side of the street parking is suspended until Tuesday. Please clear the streets for emergency personnel. If you live in a low-lying area, please move your car to higher ground. City bridges may be closed. If you use Access-A-Ride, please schedule a pickup ASAP.
Yellow and livery cabs have been moved into “zone-fare” plans on Saturday with reduced fares and group rides, Liveries are allowed to make street pick-ups.
Please check on your neighbors and the elderly. Please move anything that could become debris indoors.
If you do not know what flood zone you are in, you can check out this map created by WNYC.
Brooklyn Borough President has come out with a preparation guide.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management also has created a guide for what to do in an emergency.
If you need assistance, please go to http://www.nyc.gov. If the website is down (they have been experiencing a high amount of traffic and have been adding servers to deal with the problem), you can check Twitter at @NYCMayorsOffice. You can also call 311.
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