When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

29 June 2006

Evacuating NYC...

...in the event of a hurricane strike:
Saying New York has learned from mistakes made after Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the city's own emergency plan Wednesday.

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.
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.

Except, come to think of it, in a hurricane.

Mayor Unveils Hurricane Preparedness Plan (NY1)

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