Zone A

Debris in Rosedale, Queens Nov. 26, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Queens City Councilman Calls For Restoration Center, Assistance For Residents In Hard-Hit Area

In one neighborhood near John F. Kennedy International Airport, people were not told to evacuate before superstorm Sandy but the flood came anyway.

11/26/2012

Rockaway Beach

Floodwaters Crash Onto Rockaway Beach As Sandy Rages

Rockaway Beach was on the list for areas of New York City deemed Zone A for evacuation purposes, and by Sunday night, Hurricane Sandy had sent the floodwaters rising.

10/28/2012

Battery Park City

Zone A Ordered Evacuated, Public Schools Closed Monday

Bloomberg warned residents who live in Zone A that all elevators in the zone will be shut down at 7 p.m. and urged residents to get to higher ground quickly, before subways and bus service is shut down.

CBS New York–10/28/2012

Breezy Point On Map Of Zone A (credit: http://www.nyc.gov)

Some Residents In Evacuation Zone May Defy Orders To Leave

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.

10/28/2012

New York Stock Exchange NYSE

After Irene, New York Stock Exchange Will Open Monday

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.

08/28/2011