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Facing Hurricane Irene, NYC Officials Order Evacuations

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Posted on Aug 26, 2011
New York City Office of Emergency Management

A map detailing New York City’s evacuation plan for the storm expected this weekend.

With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, New York City and state officials have ordered a mandatory evacuation of 250,000 people in flood-susceptible communities and announced plans to shut down much of the coastal region’s transit system, including subways, by noon Saturday.

Preparations included the evacuation of 22 nursing homes and hospitals in New York City’s low-lying areas Friday morning, the suspension of weekend construction work and the opening of all lanes in a 28-mile stretch of coastal New Jersey highway in the westward direction by Friday at 6 p.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said 91 evacuation centers and shelters would open late Friday afternoon for people who could not stay in their homes.

See a map of New York City’s evacuation zones here, track the storm’s progress here, and see a large version of NYC’s evacuation plan pictured above here. —ARK

The New York Times:

With Hurricane Irene pushing relentlessly toward the East Coast, officials announced plans to evacuate low-lying areas in New York City and shut down the sprawling subway and transit system.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation — something he said the city had never done before — of coastal areas in Brooklyn; Queens, including all of the Rockaways; and Staten Island, along with Battery Park City and the financial district in Lower Manhattan and Governor’s Island. The evacuation covered 250,000 people who, he said, should get out before the storm swept in.

“You only have to look at the weather maps to understand how big this storm is and how unique it is,” the mayor said at a news conference, “and it’s heading basically for us.”

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By drbhelthi, August 27, 2011 at 10:52 pm Link to this comment

drbhelthi—-Would you provide objective data to substantiate the above assertion?  christian96

You might bring yourself up to date on the background of comrade
Bernanke, the Federal Reserve and the facts on 9-11. I do not teach
modern history on Truthdig, I only write blogs.

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By Silence is Complicity, August 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm Link to this comment

Strangely enough, I do welcome natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes. Not all aspects of these natural events are bad and negative. I can list below several of the benefits:

1. Natural disasters have a way of humbling those who behave haughtily, arrogantly and unjustly on Earth, as they reduce or curtail their haughty, arrogance and unjust acts, at least temporarily.
 
2. Because they cause serious material destruction, natural disasters remind us of the transitory nature of the material aspects of a civilization achieved at the cost of its spiritual and humanistic aspects.

3. Natural disasters claim human lives, which help balance over population trends.

4. Because of the need to rebuild after the destruction caused, natural disasters provide chances of employment for the unemployed and underemployed in the industry of rebuilding. Some of this employment might become long-term careers.

(If you have a creative and critical mind you can add more benefits of your own!)

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By Silence is Complicity, August 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm Link to this comment

Those who harness the winds will be harvested by the storm.

There is no doubt in my mind that Mother Nature, or God as some will prefer, is sending a strong message of warning to those who behave haughtily, arrogantly and unjustly on Earth!

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By christian96, August 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm Link to this comment

” Much of the hundreds of billions of insurance-coverage payments would go to Bernanke´s Zionist bosses.”

drbhelthi—-Would you provide objective data to
substantiate the above assertion?  A man of your
so-called intelligence wouldn’t be prejudice, would
you?

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By drbhelthi, August 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm Link to this comment

Mis-using H.A.A.R.P. to perform the sequel to 9-11, to destroy NYC, instead of one, single, “Willis Tower” in Chicago, would have a dual effect.  Much of the hundreds of billions of insurance-coverage payments would go to Bernanke´s Zionist bosses.  That amount plus recovery costs is all that is needed to drop the bottom out of the US Treasury, and bankrupt the U.S.A. 
However.
A question arises.
Would Americans, rather than a few super-rich Zionist-types, be benefited if Irene were guided to Wash. D.C. ? 
Is it only a matter of how H.A.A.R.P. is charged-up and triggered ?

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By drbhelthi, August 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm Link to this comment

@ expat

If the forecast of Irene is genuine - -
one questions whether “God” is the creator of Irene, or if the USGOV gnerds, who give the orders on how H.A.A.R.P. is to be charged up and triggered, are the creators ?

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By expat, August 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm Link to this comment
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Irene, please level that murderous country,

show them there’s a God and he’s angry

atameriKa’s crimes in Libya and

the world over.

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