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#Irene - New York City: mandatory evacuation order, evacuation zone map and finder

New York City - Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Official Announcement :: "Due to the approach of Hurricane Irene, the City has issued a mandatory evacuation order for New Yorkers who live in the low-lying Zone “A” coastal areas across all five boroughs and the Rockaways. These areas include: Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Far Rockaway, Beach Channel, South Beach, Midland Beach, and Battery Park City. People should be out of these areas by 5 pm on Saturday. Residents who live in Zone A are strongly encouraged to stay with friends or family outside an evacuation zone. Evacuation Centers are open for residents who have no alternative shelter."

New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) prepared a "Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder" to assist its citizens to find out if they live in a zone in danger: go here Evacuation Zone Finder


The Office of Emergency Management also offers an evacuation zone map (PDF) for download, as they expect the traffic on the site to be high. 


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