Saying New York has learned from mistakes made after Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the city's own emergency plan Wednesday.I have always thought that if you had to get out of Manhattan in an emergency, the best way by far would be in a boat.
A storm of category four or higher has never hit the city in recorded history, but if even a category one storm were to make landfall, the mayor says there are several parts of the city that would be in danger of flooding.
If a stronger storm were to hit, the mayor said as many as three million people would need to be evacuated.
Except, come to think of it, in a hurricane.
Mayor Unveils Hurricane Preparedness Plan (NY1)