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John Searing

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

New York City Battens Down The Hatches As Irene Begins Her Run Up Coast

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.

08/25/2011

Hurricane Irene on Long Island

South Shore Of Long Island Preparing For Irene’s Best Punch

Westhampton Beach mayor Conrad Teller was in the third grade during the Great New England Hurricane in 1938. Recalling the storm, which left 50 people dead, Teller says, unlike Hurricane Irene, no one knew what was about to hit.

08/25/2011