27 Aug '11, 3am

New York City orders unprecedented evacuations and mass transit shutdowns in the face of Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene closed in on the Atlantic coast yesterday, triggering emergency preparations that included unprecedented evacuations and mass transit shutdowns in New York City as the menacing storm approached. As Irene careened north, rain and tropical storm force winds and ferocious surf began pummeling the North Carolina coast. "The core of the hurricane will approach the coast of North Carolina tonight and pass near or over the North Carolina coast on Saturday," the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory yesterday evening. Washington and states from the Carolinas through Maine declared emergencies due to Irene, a nearly 600 mile-wide hurricane that put 55 million Americans on the eastern seaboard on alert and that experts say could cause billions of dollars in damages. President Barack Obama said the impact of the storm, an unusually large storm, could be "extre...

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