New York City Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene

New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: A woman loads up on water while supplies last at a grocery store in the Rockaways in preporation for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 26, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for tomorrow afternoon. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power in open water north of the Bahamas, the storm is still packing 110 mph winds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: A house is boarded-up in the Rockaways as people prepare for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 26, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for tomorrow afternoon. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power in open water north of the Bahamas, the storm is still packing 110 mph winds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: A house is boarded-up in the Rockaways as people prepare for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 26, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for tomorrow afternoon. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power in open water north of the Bahamas, the storm is still packing 110 mph winds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: A house is boarded-up in the Rockaways as people prepare for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 26, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for tomorrow afternoon. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power in open water north of the Bahamas, the storm is still packing 110 mph winds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Protective sandbags are seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011 in New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: A woman cleans a table at a donut shop as the windows are boarded-up in the Rockaways as people prepare for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 26, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for tomorrow afternoon. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power in open water north of the Bahamas, the storm is still packing 110 mph winds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: A woman cleans a table at a donut shop as the windows are boarded-up in the Rockaways as people prepare for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 26, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for tomorrow afternoon. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power in open water north of the Bahamas, the storm is still packing 110 mph winds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Windows are boarded-up in the Rockaways as people prepare for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 26, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for tomorrow afternoon. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power in open water north of the Bahamas, the storm is still packing 110 mph winds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Windows are boarded-up in the Rockaways as people prepare for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 26, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for tomorrow afternoon. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power in open water north of the Bahamas, the storm is still packing 110 mph winds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Protective sandbags are seen outside the New York Stock Exchange before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011 in New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Paramedics and EMTs evacuate a patient from NYU Langone Medical Center after the hosptial was ordered to to discharge or move about 400 patients to other hospitals August 26, 2011 in New York City. The hospital began evacuating patients Friday afternoon in accordance with a direct order from the NYC Office of Emergency Management and the NYS Department of Health in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: NYU Langone Medical Center employee Danny Hernandez tries to find a cab for an 83-year-old patient during rush hour after the hosptial was ordered to to discharge or move about 400 patients other hospitals August 26, 2011 in New York City. The hospital began evacuating patients Friday afternoon in accordance with a direct order from the NYC Office of Emergency Management and the NYS Department of Health in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Paramedics and EMTs load an incubator holding a baby into an ambulance after NYU Langone Medical Center was ordered to evacuate about 400 patients August 26, 2011 in New York City. The hospital began evacuating patients Friday afternoon in accordance with a direct order from the NYC Office of Emergency Management and the NYS Department of Health in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: New York Police Department officers and NYU Langone Medical Center employee Danny Hernandez (C) help an 83-year-old patient after finding her a cab during rush hour after the hosptial was ordered to to discharge or move about 400 patients other hospitals August 26, 2011 in New York City. The hospital began evacuating patients Friday afternoon in accordance with a direct order from the NYC Office of Emergency Management and the NYS Department of Health in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: NYU Langone Medical Center employee Danny Hernandez helps an 83-year-old patient leave after the hosptial was ordered to to discharge or move about 400 patients other hospitals August 26, 2011 in New York City. The hospital began evacuating patients Friday afternoon in accordance with a direct order from the NYC Office of Emergency Management and the NYS Department of Health in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Paramedics and EMTs evacuate a patient from NYU Langone Medical Center after the hosptial was ordered to to discharge or move about 400 patients to other hospitals August 26, 2011 in New York City. The hospital began evacuating patients Friday afternoon in accordance with a direct order from the NYC Office of Emergency Management and the NYS Department of Health in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Paramedics and EMTs evacuate a patient from NYU Langone Medical Center after the hosptial was ordered to to discharge or move about 400 patients to other hospitals August 26, 2011 in New York City. The hospital began evacuating patients Friday afternoon in accordance with a direct order from the NYC Office of Emergency Management and the NYS Department of Health in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: People crowd the Tent and Trails outdoor supplies store before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011 in New York City. The store had already sold out of batteries and flashlights. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: People crowd the Tent and Trails outdoor supplies store in Manhattan before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011 in New York City. The store had already sold out of batteries and flashlights. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: A woman exits the Tent and Trails outdoor supplies store before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011 in New York City. The store had already sold out of batteries and flashlights. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: A sign indicating items that are sold out is seen at a Radio Shack store before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011 in New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: A sign is seen outside the Tent and Trails outdoor supplies store before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011 in New York City. The store had already sold out of batteries and flashlights. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: People crowd the Tent and Trails outdoor supplies store before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011 in New York City. The store had already sold out of batteries and flashlights. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Paramedics and EMTs evacuate patients from NYU Langone Medical Center after the hosptial was ordered to to discharge or move about 400 patients to other hospitals August 26, 2011 in New York City. The hospital began evacuating patients Friday afternoon in accordance with a direct order from the NYC Office of Emergency Management and the NYS Department of Health in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Paramedics and EMTs evacuate patients from NYU Langone Medical Center after the hosptial was ordered to to discharge or move about 400 patients to other hospitals August 26, 2011 in New York City. The hospital began evacuating patients Friday afternoon in accordance with a direct order from the NYC Office of Emergency Management and the NYS Department of Health in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: People crowd a Whole Foods store in Manhattan before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011 in New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: People crowd a Whole Foods store in Manhattan before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011 in New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city.(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: People wait on line to enter Trader Joe's Wine Shop in Manhattan before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 26, 2011 in New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city.(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Employees at SouthWestNY restaurant at the World Financial Center begin stacking and storing outdoor dinning furniture ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 26, 2011 in New York City. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a manditory evacuation of 250,000 residents of low-lying areas at the city?s edges, including the World Financial Center, ahead of the hurricane's arrival. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Employees at SouthWestNY restaurant at the World Financial Center begin stacking and storing outdoor dinning furniture ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 26, 2011 in New York City. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a manditory evacuation of 250,000 residents of low-lying areas at the city?s edges, including the World Financial Center, ahead of the hurricane's arrival. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: People enjoy a calm evening out at the Manhattan Sailing School's floating classroom in the World Financial Center's North Cove Marina ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 26, 2011 in New York City. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a manditory evacuation of 250,000 residents of low-lying areas at the city?s edges, including the World Financial Center, ahead of the hurricane's arrival. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Residents in a Battery Park City high rise apartment buildings tape their windows ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 26, 2011 in New York City. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of 250,000 residents of low-lying areas at the city?s edges, including the World Financial Center, ahead of the hurricane's arrival. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Begins Preparing For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Bulletin boards along the World Financial Center Esplanade are taped up ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 26, 2011 in New York City. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a manditory evacuation of 250,000 residents of low-lying areas at the city?s edges, including the World Financial Center, ahead of the hurricane's arrival. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: The beverage shelf at a supermarket sit nearly empty before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: The beverage shelf at a supermarket sit nearly empty before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands with other officals as he speaks at a news conference from a police station in Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands with other officals as he speaks at a news conference from a police station in Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands with other officals as he speaks at a news conference from a police station in Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands with other officials including Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly (right) at a news conference from a police station in Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands with other officals as he speaks at a news conference from a police station in Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference from a police station in Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands with other officals as he speaks at a news conference from a police station in Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands with other officials including Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly (right) at a news conference from a police station in Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A deserted boardwalk at Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways and parts of Coney Island are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A deserted boardwalk at Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways and parts of Coney Island are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People walk along a deserted boardwalk at Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways and parts of Coney Island are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A lone jogger runs on a deserted boardwalk at Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways and parts of Coney Island are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Luba Shvetz is evacuated to a shelter in Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways and parts of Coney Island are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Luba Shvetz waits to be evacuated to a shelter in Coney Island as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways and parts of Coney Island are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A deserted boardwalk at Brighton Beach as the area prepares for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The Rockaways and parts of Coney Island are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A man fills sand bags at 128th Street beach in the Rockaways in preparation for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Police walk through an area which is under mandatory evacuation orders in the Rockaways in preparation for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Police walk through an area which is under mandatory evacuation orders in the Rockaways in preparation for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Members of the Figueroa family evacuate from the Jacob Riis Houses, located in a mandatory evacuation zone in Manhattan, on August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Members of the Figueroa family prepare to evacuate from the Jacob Riis Houses, located in a mandatory evacuation zone in Manhattan, on August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Julissa Fugeuroa (L) and Arianna Guzman (R) hug friends as they evacuate from the Jacob Riis Houses, located in a mandatory evacuation zone in Manhattan, on August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Jerry Hoinachi carries boards up his windows in the Rockaways in preparation for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Residents fill sand bags at 128th Street beach in the Rockaways in preparation for hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People wait on line to purchase groceries next to empty shelves in a Manhattan grocery store on August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Manhattan store sits closed due to Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People wait on line to purchase groceries next to near empty bread shelves on August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Martina Olivio waits for a subway as she evacuates Manhattan with her dog Precious on August 27, 2011 in New York City. Residents were allowed to bring their dogs on the subway during today's evacuation period. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People with their belongings wait for a bus as they evacuate an area in Manhattan's Lower East Side that has been declared an evacuation zone on August 27, 2011 in New York City. More than 250,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Nearly empty bread shelves are seen in a Manhattan grocery store on August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Jada Santos carries belongings as she evacuates from the Jacob Riis Houses, located in a mandatory evacuation zone in Manhattan, on August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People wait on line to purchase groceries in a Manhattan grocery store on August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Arianna Guzman (R) and other residents prepare to evacuate from the Jacob Riis Houses, located in a mandatory evacuation zone in Manhattan, on August 27, 2011 in New York City. More than 250,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A man shops for lightbulbs at a Home Depot store on 23rd Street on August 27, 2011 in New York City. Many shops closed for the weekend in preperation for Hurricane Irene, causing a rush of shopping Friday night and Saturday morning. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People shop for last-minute goods, garbage bags and batteries included, at a Home Depot store on 23rd Street on August 27, 2011 in New York City. Many shops closed for the weekend in preperation for Hurricane Irene, causing a rush of shopping Friday night and Saturday morning. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Sandbags block the entrance to an AT&T store on 6th Avenue on August 27, 2011 in New York City. Many shops closed for the weekend in preperation for Hurricane Irene, causing a rush of shopping Friday night and Saturday morning. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People run through the rain towards the West 72nd Street subway station on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The MTA shut down the entire subway system at 12PM on Saturday in preperation for Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: An empty Union Square is seen on August 27, 2011 in New York City. Many people decided to stay home due to Hurricane Irene, which is expected to reach New York sometime in the early hours of Sunday, August 28. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Employees of Fairway Market block the entrance their store on Broadway on August 27, 2011 in New York City. Many shops, including Fairway, closed for the weekend in preperation for Hurricane Irene, causing a rush of shopping Friday night and Saturday morning. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People run through the rain towards the West 72nd Street subway station on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The MTA shut down the entire subway system at 12PM on Saturday in preperation for Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People walk past empty produce boxes on the sidewalk outside Fairway Market on Broadway on August 27, 2011 in New York City. Many shops closed for the weekend in preperation for Hurricane Irene, causing a rush of shopping Friday night and Saturday morning. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Two women stand waiting for service at Garden of Eden market on 23rd Street on August 27, 2011 in New York City. Many stores decided to close for the weekend due to Hurricane Irene, causing a rush of shopping Friday night and Saturday morning. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Andrew Wilkinson, left, and his daughter Anna Wilkinson, age nine, stand in a near empty Union Square on August 27, 2011 in New York City. Many people decided to stay home due to Hurricane Irene, which is expected to reach New York sometime during the early hours of Sunday, August 28. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: The subway entrance at Union Square sits closed on August 27, 2011 in New York City. The MTA decided to shut down the entire subway system due to Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A man shops for batteries at a Home Depot store on 23rd Street on August 27, 2011 in New York City. Many shops closed for the weekend in preperation for Hurricane Irene, causing a rush of shopping Friday night and Saturday morning. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Maintenance employees stack sandbags in front of doorways at a high rise apartment building in Battery Park City, inside the mandatory evaucation area, August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A family evacuates from their high rise apartment building in Battery Park City, inside the mandatory evaucation area, August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Hand-written signs tell subway riders when to expect the last train to run after Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided to shut down all train and bus service at noon August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Maintenance employees move sandbags before placing them in front of doorways at a high rise apartment building in Battery Park City, inside the mandatory evaucation area, August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A woman runs for cover as it begins to pour in Battery Park August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat motors past Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty about 24 hours before Hurricane Irene is supposed to move into the area August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of the hurricane. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: City maintenance workers take shelter inside the Bowling Green subway station while putting on their rain gear in Battery Park August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Maintenance employees wait for the delivery of more sandbags outside a building in the Financial District and inside the mandatory evaucation area August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A man rides his bike down the boardwalk in the Rockaways before the arrival of hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A surfer is viewed on his bike through a car mirror in the Rockaways before the arrival of hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People surf at a beach in the Rockaways before the arrival of hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People surf at a beach in the Rockaways before the arrival of hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People surf at a beach in the Rockaways before the arrival of hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People surf at a beach in the Rockaways before the arrival of hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A surfer rides a wave at a beach in the Rockaways before the arrival of hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Hand-written signs tell subway riders when to expect the last trains to run August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation?s largest, closed at noon on Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Surfers head to the ocean at a beach in the Rockaways before the arrival of hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Jack Watson does some last minute securing of his store on the boardwalk in the Rockaways before the arrival of hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Jack Watson does some last minute securing of his store on the boardwalk in the Rockaways before the arrival of hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall in New York City sometime late Saturday and early Sunday on August 27, 2011 in the Queens borough of New York. The Rockaways are under mandatory evacuation orders for later today. While Hurricane Irene lost some of its power, it is still a dangerous storm with top sustained winds of 85 mph as it begins to move up the Atlantic Seaboard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Juliana Beasley (L) takes her dogs, Moishe and Howard, on the subway while evacuating them from Jersey City to stay with her friend Victoria Ford in Brooklyn August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation?s largest, closed at noon Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday. Dogs were allowed on the trains Saturday to help encourage people to evacuate. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Subway riders evacuate on some of the last trains to run thorugh the Times Square station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation?s largest, closed at noon Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Hand-written signs tell subway riders when to expect the last train to run in the Bowling Green station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation?s largest, closed at noon Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A Metro Transit Authority worker stretches orange tape across one of the entrances to the Times Square subway station after the last train ran through the station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation?s largest, closed at noon Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Juliana Beasley takes her dogs, Moishe and Howard, on the subway while evacuating them from Jersey City to stay with her friend Victoria Ford in Brooklyn August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation?s largest, closed at noon Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday. Dogs were allowed on the trains Saturday to help encourage people to evacuate. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Subway riders run to catch some of the last trains to run thorugh the Times Square station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation?s largest, closed at noon Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Juliana Beasley takes her dogs, Moishe and Howard, on the subway while evacuating them from Jersey City to stay with her friend Victoria Ford in Brooklyn August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation?s largest, closed at noon Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday. Dogs were allowed on the trains Saturday to help encourage people to evacuate. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Maintenance employees stack sandbags in front of doorways at a high rise apartment building in Battery Park City, inside the mandatory evaucation area, August 27, 2011 in New York City. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: People look at the Gowanus Canal while standing on the Union Street Bridge before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A person walks over the Gowanus Canal on the Union Street Bridge before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: An FDNY ambulance drives over the Carroll Street Bridge past a sign announcing its closure before the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low lying areas in the city. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A sign hangs on plastic tape blocking the entrance to the Chambers St subway station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation?s largest, closed at noon on Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Plastic tape blocks the entrance to the Chambers St subway station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation?s largest, closed at noon on Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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