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Byron Reed

Mayor Bloomberg announces mandatory evacuations (credit: CBS 2)

New Yorkers Heed Mayor’s Warning, Leave Evacuation Areas In Advance Of Irene

Nearly 270,000 New Yorkers live in the low lying areas most susceptible to flooding and wind damage. The mayor has to decided to get them out of their houses before buses, subways, and commuter trains shut down at noon Saturday, and bridges possibly close as well.

08/26/2011