Friday, August 26, 2011

Meanwhile, in other news today, there's Hurricane Irene


So far, depending on your news source, we are all gonna drown or get a really nice rainstorm.


The latest forecast that EV Grieve IreneWatchCenter© has seen is 8-12 inches of rain with gusts of wind up to 80 mph. And the ugliest of Irene's wrath will be mid-day Sunday through 3 or so. But that could all change.

Meanwhile, there is a lot of discussion about Zones.

So let's map this out for you:


Oh, right sorry. Here it is, via WNYC.



It's possible that Zone A could face an evacuation. starting at Houston... East of Avenue D ... north to East Ninth Street, then west on East Ninth Street to Avenue B then north to East 14th Street...

Here is a link to the city's hurricane zone finder. I typed in an address in Zone B. According to nyc.gov, my evacuation center is Hunter College on Park Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets. May be tough to get that far north if the city shuts down the public transportation grid.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Baruch College is walkable distance, if need be.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/downloads/pdf/hurricane_map_english.pdf

And how is it that a Zone A and a Zone C can touch? Does that corner of 10th and B make that much of a difference? Hmmph.

RyanAvenueA said...

My house, zone c. Bar across the street? safe zone. sounds fair to me.

esquared said...

i'd like to apply full court press, man to man, on irene

nygrump said...

I'm staying home to protect against looters.

Marty Wombacher said...

The good news is that maybe it'll wash away the IHOP.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo, I'm safe and sound on Allen Street. No evacauationage for me!!

Anonymous said...

maybe all the rain water will cause your allen street tenement to collapse?

East Village Eats said...

Damn, I'm on the cusp of Zones A & B. I might have to go to 7B, much safer there & maybe they'll be making Hurricanes!

melaniemusings2 said...

I have charged batteries-flashlights-candles-water and some food and I plan to party!!!