The Day After Tomorrow

Friday, August 26, 2011

Noon today...


2:00 p.m. today...



So, people are freaking out.  I mean, freaking out in a totally calm, dignified, New Yorker kind of way, but still freaking out.  Even yesterday, people were kind of skeptical about this whole hurricane thing.  Not so much today.

Pretty much all major colleges in New York were planning first-year move-in activities and Welcome Week type stuff this weekend.  All of that has been cancelled, and all the colleges are closing.  Of course, since I work in res life and live where I work, that gets a little messy.  I'll need to check on residents when the power goes out.

New York City is currently under a hurricane watch, although that is expected to increase to a hurricane warning.  Mayor Bloomberg ordered mandatory evacuations of Zone A this afternoon, which includes low-lying areas of Queens, Coney Island, and pretty much all of Lower Manhattan (Battery Park, Wall Street, etc.).  Mandatory evacuation in New York City.  That is definitely a first.

All New York City mass transit in all boroughs will stop tomorrow at noon.  No buses, subways, trains, etc.  Residents should be prepared to be without public transportation until at least Monday afternoon.    The New York City mayor demanded that residents do not go outside from 9:00 p.m. Saturday to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at minimum.

Basically, no one really knows what will happen in the next 48 hours.  The day after tomorrow could be an interesting day.  Good thing baby sister suggested I get my floaties ready to go...that should work, right?

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