Twitter Chairman Jack Dorsey made the announcement Thursday with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Hurricane Irene caused extraordinary disruption Friday as it zeroed in for a catastrophic run up the Eastern Seaboard. More than 2 million people were ordered to move to safer places.
Mayor Bloomberg said that senior citizen homes, nursing homes and hospitals in low-lying areas “must evacuate” by 8 p.m. Friday unless they are able to show that their location or provisions for back-up power would allow them to stay safe.
Emergency management officials are gathering to prepare for the possibility that area residents would have to be evacuated if Hurricane Irene strikes the city.
While it is still too early to know what Irene’s path is, officials in the Tri-State Area are taking the storm seriously and are urging residents to do the same.
With New Jersey’s unemployment rate outpacing the nation, Gov. Chris Christie visited Port Newark on Wednesday to tout a $500 million deal that could lead to 800 new jobs.
The EPA issued a statement saying “these detections were expected and the levels detected are far below levels of public-health concern.”
The winter storm that has been slogging up the East Coast for three days is leaving some travelers in desperate straits. Some are stranded in airports with food supplies, not just flights, running now. Others are stuck a little more happily with old friends. But nothing has gone as planned, it seems.
The transmission lines, which would run lead to the coast from Virginia to New Jersey, would be capable of delivering 2,000 megawatts of wind energy, the companies said.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said the investigation revealed a flaw in security at one of the most important hubs for commerce and trade in the world.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the Long Island coast and the Jersey Shore as the area preps for Hurricane Earl.