27 Aug '11, 4pm

New York mayor says time to flee storm is 'right now' (via ST iPhone App)

New York mayor says time to flee storm is 'right now' (via ST iPhone App)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday urged some 370,000 New Yorkers to heed mandatory evacuation orders and leave 'right now,' as Hurricane Irene approached, threatening a massive flood surge. -- PHOTO: REUTERS NEW YORK (AFP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday urged some 370,000 New Yorkers to heed mandatory evacuation orders and leave 'right now,' as Hurricane Irene approached, threatening a massive flood surge. 'We urge everyone in the evacuation zone not to wait until there are gale-force winds and driving rain to leave, not to wait until the public transportation system starts slowing down today,' Mr Bloomberg said. 'It's going to be too late. The time to leave is right now,' he told a news conference, addressing residents living in low-lying areas across America's most populous city. The category one hurricane weakened slightly as it slammed into the North Carolina ...

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