Hurricane Sandy is battering the Tri-State Area, prompting bridge and tunnel closures around New York City.
NEW YORK CITY: Mandatory evacuations in effect for residents living in Zone A which includes: • Coney Island, Manhattan Beach and Red Hook and other areas along the East River in Brooklyn; • All of […]
Bloomberg said that while those who defy the evacuation orders will not be arrested, he cautioned that it would be a selfish decision because it would potentially put first responders at risk if the residents need to be rescued.
While the exact track of the Category One storm is still unclear, “it’s going to make landfall in New Jersey, that’s clear,” Christie told reporters Sunday afternoon.
Operators of the historic Big Board and other major U.S. exchanges said they plan to open for trading as usual. Their announcements came after city officials said damage from Tropical Storm Irene wasn’t as severe as feared in New York’s financial district.
The State Department believes there are about 600 U.S. citizens along with several thousand dual U.S.-Libyan nationals currently in Libya.