Mandatory Evacuations in Low-Lying Coastal Areas of New York City


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered mandatory evacuations for residents in low-lying coastal areas ahead of Hurricane Irene.

Almost 300,000 people in flood prone areas of New York are under the first ever mandatory evacuation for a hurricane in parts of New York City includes all five buroughs — Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island.

Specific areas include the Battery Park City complex on the southern end of Manhattan; Coney Island, including its boardwalk and amusement park; the beachfront community of the Rockaways.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation by 5 p.m. Saturday for low-lying areas that house about 270,000 people.

Subways, buses and commuter trains in the city, on Long Island and in the northern suburbs will begin their final runs around noon Saturday

Select Hurricane Warnings and Watches for New York at 2:25 p.m. Friday

Bronx New York Hurricane Watch, Flood Watch

Brooklyn, New York 11201 Hurricane Watch, Flood Watch

New York, New York, Manhattan Zip Code 10001 Hurricane Watch, Flood Watch

Staten Island, New York Zip Code 10301 Hurricane Watch, Flood Watch

Queens, New York Zip Code 11424 Hurricane Watch, Flood Watch

New Jersey Governor Christie: “After 8:00 p.m. tonight there’s no reason for anybody to be traveling south of Exit 98 on Garden State Parkway.”


Hurricane Irene, although winds diminished to 105 mph, has begun to hit the East Coast with rain Friday ahead of a weekend of violent weather that was almost certain to heap punishment on a vast stretch of shoreline from the Carolinas to Massachusetts.

Hurricane Warnings at 2:00 p.m. EDT …


Hurricane Warnings Cone Map at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

IRENE WATCH/WARNING BREAKPOINTS/INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 25A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092011
200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

.HURRICANE IRENE

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

LITTLE-RIVER-INLET-SC 33.85N 78.56W
SANDY-HOOK-NJ 40.46N 74.00W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

SANDY-HOOK-NJ 40.46N 74.00W
MERRIMACK-RIVER-MA 42.84N 70.82W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

EDISTO-BEACH-SC 32.49N 80.32W
LITTLE-RIVER-INLET-SC 33.85N 78.56W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

BLOCK-ISLAND 41.16N 71.56W
NANTUCKET 41.27N 70.04W
MARTHAS-VINEYARD 41.38N 70.63W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

PAMLICO-SOUND-NC 35.35N 75.85W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

ALBEMARLE-SOUND-NC 36.05N 76.10W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

CHESAPEAKE-BAY-NEW-POINT-CO-VA 37.10N 76.15W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

CHESAPEAKE-BAY-WINDMILL-POI-VA 37.45N 76.10W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

CHESAPEAKE-BAY-SMITH-POINT-VA 37.75N 76.05W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

CHESAPEAKE-BAY-DRUM-POINT-MD 38.10N 76.10W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

DELAWARE-BAY-NORTH-OF-SLAUG-DE 39.10N 75.25W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

CHESAPEAKE-BAY-NORTH-BEACH-MD 38.50N 76.40W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

CHESAPEAKE-BAY-SANDY-POINT-MD 38.85N 76.40W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

CHESAPEAKE-BAY-POOLES-ISLAN-MD 39.15N 76.35W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

CHESA-BAY-NORTH-OF-POOLES-I-MD 39.40N 76.10W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

TIDAL-POTOMAC-COBB-ISLAND-MD 38.15N 76.60W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

TIDAL-POTOMAC-INDIAN-HEAD-MD 38.40N 77.10W

200 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

TIDAL-POTOMAC-KEY-BRIDGE-MD 38.80N 77.05W

New York City Hurricane Irene Evacuation Zones and Map
Link to Hurricane Evacuation Zone Map [PDF] for New York as it was available at 10:10 a.m. August 27, 2011. Note that the color codes for the zone are orange (Zone A), yellow (Zone B), and green (Zone C). The shading may be difficult to differentiate due to similar color shading. The map provided by the City of New York is made available from Arlingtoncardinal.com in case their servers are overloaded. There is no guarantee that this maps is the latest update for conditions in New York City.

Following are the text instructions for use of the New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones map provided by the City of New York (as of 10:10 Saturday, August 26, 2011):

How to Use This Map*
1. Determine whether you live in an evacuation zone by
using the Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder at
www.NYC.gov/hurricanezones, calling 311
(TTY: 212-504-4115), or consulting this map.
If your address falls into one of the City’s hurricane
evacuation zones, you may have to evacuate during
a hurricane.

2. The City strongly encourages evacuees first to seek shelter
with friends or family located outside the evacuation zones.

3. If you cannot stay with friends or family, use the Finder,
call 311 (TTY: 212-504-4115), or use this map to identify
which evacuation center is most appropriate for you.
NOTE: Not all evacuation centers are accessible by all
modes of transportation. Visit the MTA’s website at
www.mta.info or call 718-330-1234 for the latest transit
information.

*Evacuation information is subject to change.
For the latest information, visit NYC.gov/hurricanezones or
call 311 (TTY: 212-504-4115)

Hurricane Evacuation Zones
Residents in Zone A face the highest risk of flooding
from a hurricane’s storm surge. Zone A includes all
low-lying coastal areas and other areas that could
experience storm surge from ANY hurricane making
landfall close to New York City.

Residents in Zone B may experience storm surge flooding
from a MODERATE (Category 2 and higher) hurricane.

Residents in Zone C may experience storm surge flooding
from a MAJOR (Category 3 & 4) hurricane making landfall
just south of New York City. A major hurricane is unlikely
in New York City, but not impossible.

Residents who do not live in a hurricane evacuation zone
are unlikely to experience storm surge flooding from a
hurricane.

See also …
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov