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August 27 2011


#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. 


May 30 2011


Fukushima Japan - Radiation exceeds limit in Iitate & Namie within the expanded evacuation zone

NHK World :: The science ministry says the accumulative radiation exposure level has exceeded the government limit for evacuation at two locations more than 20 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The ministry said on Monday that the cumulative exposure had reached 20 milliSv (millisieverts) in a district in the mountain village of Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, about 33 kilometers and 35 milliSv at one location in Namie Town, 31 kilometers northwest of the plant. Both Iitate and Namie are within the expanded evacuation zone, where residents have been asked to leave due to concerns over dangerous levels of radiation.

Published Monday, May 30, 2011 18:44 +0900 (JST)

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