Hurricane Irene: headed towards New York and New Jersey, expected to hit on Sunday

 

As Hurricane Irene moves speedily, it might soon be headed towards New York. While sources state the storm might pass directly over New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is encouraging residents in low-lying areas to temporarily relocate to higher grounds this weekend. Irene is expected to hit Sunday, and Bloomberg will announce Friday whether inhabitants of “Zone A” will need to evacuate the area.

Crews work to clean a pool to support drainage of the streets, and police boats moved to the station houses in low lying areas. But despite these precautions, it is in New York reported, unprepared for such an event as the storm may cause a serious change in metros and impede the evacuation.

Moreover, that Hurricane Irene passed through the Bahamas on Thursday morning with 115 mile per hour winds, making it 30 miles from New York. The storm is also expected to lead to significant changes in New Jersey, producing heavy rain, dangerous rip currents and beach erosion, said meteorologist Dean Iovino National Weather and Michael Gorse.

Irene is also expected near the coast of North Carolina’s approach in the coming days.

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