28 Aug '11, 4am

Hurricane Irene hits New York, sparking fears of widespread flooding after killing at least 8 people

Hurricane Irene hits New York, sparking fears of widespread flooding after killing at least 8 people

The city was a ghost town after 370,000 people were told to evacuate flood-prone areas, including near Wall Street and at Coney Island. Subway trains, buses and the famous Staten Island ferry were all shut down on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW YORK (AFP) - The edge of Hurricane Irene hit New York late Saturday, bringing torrential rain, freshening winds and fears of widespread flooding after killing at least eight people in its run up the US east coast. The first hurricane to hit the Big Apple in a generation swept in overnight, accompanied by lightening, reports of tornados and deafening rainfall. The city was a ghost town after 370,000 people were told to evacuate flood-prone areas, including near Wall Street and at Coney Island. Subway trains, buses and the famous Staten Island ferry were all shut down on Saturday. 'The edge of the hurricane is finally upon us,' Mayor Mic...

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