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MAP OF THE DAY: New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones
TBI ^ | 8-25-2011 | Dina Spector

Posted on 08/25/2011 12:02:37 PM PDT by blam

MAP OF THE DAY: New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones

Dina Spector
Aug. 25, 2011, 1:44 PM

As hurricane Irene barrels toward the east coast, thousands of residents have already been evacuated from the coastal villages off North Carolina. Now New York, New Jersey, and Delaware officials are preparing for the possibility of mass evacuations.

New York city officials are still monitoring the storm and won't make any calls until Friday afternoon at the earliest whether to evacuate areas of the city susceptible to flooding, including Battery Park City in Manhattan, Coney Island in Brooklyn and Far Rockaway in Queens.

“We don’t have enough information yet to make that call,” Mayor Bloomberg said at a press conference in Queens this morning. “The timing is a bit up in the air, as it is with all these things. Sometime on Friday, late in the day. How many depends on how severe we think the storm is going to be. "

Earlier today, the mayor called the city’s elected officials and its state legislative delegation to City Hall for a briefing with police and emergency-management officials, according to Bloomberg.

If circumstances do reach worst case scenario, New York City's Office of Emergency Management has hurricane contingency plans in place. Each evacuation zone represents varying threat levels of coastal flooding:

Residents in Zone A face the highest risk of flooding from a hurricane's storm surge. Zone A includes all low-lying coastal areas and other areas that could experience storm surge in ANY hurricane that makes landfall close to New York City.

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Check out the map below: NYC Hurricane Map:


(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: evacuation; foreignhordes; hurricane; katrina; newyork; panic; stampede; stupidyankees
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1 posted on 08/25/2011 12:02:44 PM PDT by blam
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2 posted on 08/25/2011 12:04:56 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Oh noes! Oh noes!


3 posted on 08/25/2011 12:05:29 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: blam

Shep has it as.. .. This hurricane could go right thru NYC ..

owwwiee for the Outer Banks and all the leaky flats in Manhattan.. pre-season nfl washed away?


4 posted on 08/25/2011 12:06:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: blam

Evacuate to where?...........Jersey?............


5 posted on 08/25/2011 12:07:02 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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Fox blabbing guy is saying Outer Banks are gonna get 'modified'...

6 posted on 08/25/2011 12:09:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: roaddog727

OH THE HUGE MANATEE!!!!!


7 posted on 08/25/2011 12:10:16 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: Red Badger

We need the New Orleans beer-floater guy with a New York Yankees hat on him.

Having lived in/ sorta grown up in NY, when ya have a big nor easter, water piles up in Long Island Sound and you get flooding heading westward along the coasts of CT and NY.

this could be ugly.


8 posted on 08/25/2011 12:10:39 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: blam
Put Obama out in the bay in a Zodiac. He's close by. I understand he lowers seas, so a storm surge should be a piece of cake.
9 posted on 08/25/2011 12:11:09 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: blam

Yellow zone bordering green here.


10 posted on 08/25/2011 12:11:56 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: NormsRevenge

p.s. be a good time to be AWAY from Camp LeJeune and Fort Bragg.


11 posted on 08/25/2011 12:11:59 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: blam

Gotta fly into Harrisburg Sunday night.


12 posted on 08/25/2011 12:13:48 PM PDT by pappyone
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Just curious, which zone are the subways in?


13 posted on 08/25/2011 12:13:55 PM PDT by Graewoulf (obamatrauma"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: NormsRevenge

How long before one of the NYC council members..(all Dems) goes on air to say that he wants to see the subway system used to shelter people from the storm..


14 posted on 08/25/2011 12:14:48 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

This is Series!


15 posted on 08/25/2011 12:19:11 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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How long before one of the NYC council members..(all Dems) goes on air to say that he wants to see the subway system used to shelter people from the storm..


LOL

Aren’t they 50 feet underground?


16 posted on 08/25/2011 12:19:11 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Red Badger
One of my co-workers told me she was going to New Jersey on vacation. That was Tuesday morning. The trip has been planned for weeks. I asked if she had considered the hurricane. She looked at the weather forecast and decided it was no big deal. She's in Jersey now.
17 posted on 08/25/2011 12:20:30 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: NormsRevenge

THe outer Banks are gonna get clobberated for.


18 posted on 08/25/2011 12:20:57 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: blam

Which zone is the UN building in?


19 posted on 08/25/2011 12:21:37 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: blam

It looks like it will most likely lose a lot of its strength traveling NNE through New Jersey.


20 posted on 08/25/2011 12:21:37 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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Looks like they’re gonna have to evacuate Rikers. Maybe they can put those guys in Woody Allen’s apartment.


21 posted on 08/25/2011 12:22:09 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: Graewoulf

Lower portion of Manhattan has several lines going through it that are all underground. Coney Island on the other hand has mostly above ground lines with one exception. Trains run pretty much all over the place. Above ground will have a wind problem and below could have flooding.


22 posted on 08/25/2011 12:22:20 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: ken5050

“How long before one of the NYC council members..(all Dems) goes on air to say that he wants to see the subway system used to shelter people from the storm..”

Well then, all the Dems SHOULD use them for shelter.......


23 posted on 08/25/2011 12:22:35 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Graewoulf

The subway tunnels will fill with fast-moving water. No way I would be down there during a major storm surge.


24 posted on 08/25/2011 12:23:15 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: ken5050

Heck, I hope they have an anti-surge protection program or them subways could be amphibious vehicles only overnight.. lots of rain, wind and surge bodes bad news .. no way to move the city .. not when Irene is gonna play Boardway, uninvited or otherwise. Central Park will need a redo after this one.. even tho its not likely hugh windage is ahead.. 100+ mph is still a good blow.. shelters and hotels will be jammed and damaged at the same time.. any one on the shore better be careful and either evacuate or batten down..


25 posted on 08/25/2011 12:23:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: roaddog727

Clobberated for sure..... oops


26 posted on 08/25/2011 12:24:02 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Red Badger
Evacuate to where?...........Jersey?............

Jersey has its own evacuation going on.

As Hurricane Irene nears, Gov. Christie declares a state of emergency to mobilize National Guard
27 posted on 08/25/2011 12:25:34 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: blam
As a youngster growing up in the Bronx in the 50's we spent summers on Rockaway..they had lots of these very little bungalows/cottages...nothing great..but far better than the heat of the Bronx streets...and we had the beach. Mom would stay out there for the whole summer with me and my younger brother, and my Dad would come out on weekends..and his vacation.

Early 50's..I was about 7-8..so I think it was Edna that hit..Looking at the map..most of Rockaway is less that 4 blocks wide..maybe 1/4/-1/2 mile..including the beaches..from the Atlantic to Jamaica Bay on the other side, and maybe 2-3 feet above sea level..

The entire peninsula flooded..4 feet deep at least...the Atlantic and the bay were contiguous..one body of water..we spent a day, all night, and most of the next day on the roof...along with thousands of others..it was an adventure...wha I remember most, to this day, was lying on the roof with my brother, and watching all these people try and figure out the best way to go to the bathroom....I will say NO MORE..but you can imagine..

28 posted on 08/25/2011 12:26:32 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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Five Day Forecast Map


29 posted on 08/25/2011 12:27:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: texmexis best

tough to tell but its on the water and looks green or yellow.


30 posted on 08/25/2011 12:27:20 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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See post # 27


31 posted on 08/25/2011 12:27:57 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: NormsRevenge
Don't forget that the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels will likely be closed due to flooding possibility, and the bridges may be closed due to wind.

Seriously, if I was in NYC, I'd get out TODAY.

Instapundit has been linking to Weather Nerd, who has a good explanation of how serious this is (may become). http://pajamasmedia.com/weathernerd/2011/08/25/irene-clearing-up-some-misconceptions/ . He advises taking action today.

32 posted on 08/25/2011 12:28:22 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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Gotta fly into Harrisburg Sunday night.

No you're not.

33 posted on 08/25/2011 12:28:29 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: NormsRevenge
NYC probably has tens of thousands of terraces and rooftop gardens..all filled with chairs, tables, plants..bikes, toys..that will become LETHAL in a 100mph wind...

BTW..see my #28..

34 posted on 08/25/2011 12:30:06 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: roaddog727

and hughes!


35 posted on 08/25/2011 12:31:40 PM PDT by brivette
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To: blam

Maybe it will take out Krugman’s house so he can claim its reconstruction is a boos to the economy.


36 posted on 08/25/2011 12:32:18 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: blam

It looks like Wall Street is in the direct path.

Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?


37 posted on 08/25/2011 12:33:57 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Myrddin

My stepson, taking his first REAL vacation in years, went to the Outer Banks on Sunday with a group of friends. They were planning to stay until Saturday. Now they will head home to CT, probably racing the storm to secure their homes and businesses before Irene gets there.


38 posted on 08/25/2011 12:34:24 PM PDT by NEMDF
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Good luck implementing that...


39 posted on 08/25/2011 12:36:29 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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New Yorkers, do not attempt to cross the Hudson to the west! There’s no other side! It’s an illusion! People fall off of the edge of the Big Apple (the world) there, into space!


40 posted on 08/25/2011 12:36:46 PM PDT by familyop ("Plan? There ain't no plan!" --Pigkiller, "Beyond Thunderdome")
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To: blam
This could be a disaster for NYC. The Lowe's are all sold out of Cane supplies by me. Here is a little humor to muddle through.


41 posted on 08/25/2011 12:38:27 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If the storm follows the track shown on that map, at the strength indicated, the Outer Banks might very well get ‘modified’.


42 posted on 08/25/2011 12:40:27 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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What’s gonna happen to my Spork-Weasel????


43 posted on 08/25/2011 12:40:52 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: PGR88

Yes.


44 posted on 08/25/2011 12:43:44 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: roaddog727

That depends. How well does your Spork-Weasel breathe under water?


45 posted on 08/25/2011 12:45:28 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: blam
Wow, Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn and Queens could really take it on the chin with this one. I guess small deviations from predicted course will make a huge difference, i.e. how much time over land versus water.
46 posted on 08/25/2011 12:50:06 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Erik Latranyi

I should have said I gotta lay over in Atlanta Sunday night.


47 posted on 08/25/2011 12:51:24 PM PDT by pappyone
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To: WayneS

Oh Noes! Oh Noes!


48 posted on 08/25/2011 12:53:23 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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It looks like Wall Street is in the direct path. Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

First, a warning earthquake, then the cleansing wind...it's all kinda Biblical...
49 posted on 08/25/2011 12:54:14 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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My uncle has a home on the Outer Banks in the Kill Devil Hills area. His daughter (my cousin) lives in Suffolk, VA. I'm hoping he has evacuated from the house in NC and moved to my cousin's place.
50 posted on 08/25/2011 12:56:22 PM PDT by Myrddin
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