Google Earth users can download the data files for New York City's Hurricane Evacuation Zones. The Hurricane Evacuation Zones are based on storm surge models created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This file can be used to display where facilities and assets are located in relation to NYC's Hurricane Evacuation zones.
New York Times - August 26, 2011 - By James Barron
Mandatory Evacuation Issued for NYC Coastal Areas
*Use the HURRICANE EVACUATION ZONE FINDER to find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone
* PLEASE NOTE: Evacuation Center Changes
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for NYC. Make sure youremergency supply kits and Go Bags are ready to go with supplies like water, non-perishable food, a first aid kit, flashlights, a battery-operated radio, and extra batteries.
News and Announcements
Read the latest press release (at NYC.gov)
Beginning at noon on Saturday, August 27, JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia Airports will close for arriving domestic and international flights. These airports will remain open for departing flights pending further updates. Please check with your carrier before departing.
Commuter ferry services operated by the Economic Development Corporation will stop after Friday’s rush hour.
All New York City beaches are closed as of 6 PM on Friday, August 26. NYC Parks' recreation centers and outdoor swimming pools will be closed Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, and will remain closed until further notice. Marinas run by the Parks Department will be closed starting 6 PM Saturday, and all customers will be required to leave. For more information on specific events and parks, visit the Park's Department website.
All work at construction sites in New York City is suspended as of 2 PM Saturday, August 27, to 7 AM Monday, August 29.
All CUNY campuses and offices will be closed on Saturday, August 27, and Sunday August 28. For more information, please check the individual campus websites or cuny.edu.
City permits are being revoked for street fairs, block parties, and similar events on Sunday, and in Zone A – low-lying areas – on Saturday as well. Similar restrictions are being placed on outdoor TV and film permits.
Due to the weather advisories for this weekend, please call to make sure Workforce1 Career Center or NYC Business Solutions Centers are open before visiting on Monday, August 29.
Updates on big events in and around NYC
Taxis, livery cabs, and commuter vans will adopt a zone fare system Saturday morning at 9 AM. For details, read the TLC press release.