MANDATORY EVACUATION for New Yorkers in low-lying areas, public transportation shutting down Saturday
"Zone A low-lying areas include Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Battery Park City, Far Rockaway, Broad Channel, South Beach, Midland Beach" - Mayor Bloomberg
Mayor Bloomberg issued a mandatory evacuation on Friday for all New Yorkers living in low-lying areas of the city.
"The sun is shining but don't be misled," Bloomberg said. "There is a very dangerous storm headed in our direction."
The mayor said New Yorkers living in those areas -- which include Battery Park in downtown Manhattan and the Rockaways in Queens -- will be asked to leave by 5 pm Saturday.
Meanwhile, public transportation in New York will also begin to shut down by noon on Saturday, he said as he urged those in the evacuation zones to head out Friday. [NY Post]
All of the Rockaways are not Zone A, but are also being forced to evacuate. Here's a map of evacuation zones. .
Baseball games, beaches, parks, street fairs, etc, etc are all being closed/cancelled too.