25 Aug '11, 2pm

US east coast braces for hurricane

US east coast braces for hurricane

NEW YORK: New Yorkers on Thursday prepared for potential evacuation from Hurricane Irene, which was on track to blast in as the first hurricane in the Big Apple for a generation. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency as a precaution, while in neighbouring New Jersey, authorities in the remote Cape May area ordered mandatory evacuation for up to three quarters of a million people. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg told residents in low-lying neighbourhoods to prepare immediately to escape what could be massive flooding when the storm whips through on Sunday. "If you have a car and live in a low lying area, park it on a hill," he told a televised press conference. "Move stuff upstairs." City services, including the transportation department, were already moving equipment out of potential flood areas and police were deploying boats around the ci...

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