Hurricane Irene Threatens East Coast of US, New York City Prepares



Hurricane Irene, a powerful Category 3 hurricane, is threatening the East Coast of the United States. It is due to make landfall in North Carolina on Saturday, August 27 and travel up the coast through August 29.

The latest info on Hurricane Irene is being live updated on NY Times blog The Lede.

New York Times reporter Brian Stelter is currently in North Carolina reporting live from North Carolina via Twitter.

Hurricane Trackers

The New York Times

Google Crisis Response

Weather Underground

The Weather Channel

National Hurricane Info

National Hurricane Center

The Weather Channel Hurricane Central Hurricanes

New York City Hurricane Info

Hurricane Irene: What You Need to Know in New York (NY Times)

Hurricane Irene: Questions and Answers (NY Times)

– For NYC hurricane updates, check out New York City Office of Emergency Services and follow @NYCMayorsOffice.

Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York City (downloadable PDF)

– Mayor Bloomberg is shutting down NYC’s mass transit system on Saturday at noon in advance of the storm.

– Here is a map of the New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones.

– A mandatory evacuation of Zone A has been ordered, residents should vacate by 5pm on Friday, August 26.

– The Wall Street Journal has created a list of NYC Hurricane Evacuation Centers on Foursquare.

– All five airports in the area will be closed to arriving flights as of 12pm on Saturday, August 27.

Dan Patterson started a discussion on Google+ on what to pack in your Hurricane Go-Bag.

Beatabeat has compiled a list of Hurricane apps for NYC.

Full Disk Image of Earth Captured August 26, 2011


NASA photos and video of the massive Hurricane Irene as seen from space.

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