Borrowed this map from BoweryBoogie... Zone A is the area in orange.
That's a fairly wide area... starting at Houston... East of Avenue D to the East River ... north along Avenue D to East Ninth Street, then west on Ninth Street to Avenue B then north on B to East 14th Street...
Seward Park High School and Baruch College are the nearest evacuation centers.
Per Mayor Bloomberg via Gothamist:
Technically, not heeding the mandatory evacuation order would be a violation of the law that could get you fined and sent to jail. But Bloomberg assured New Yorkers today that "nobody is going to get fined and nobody is going to go to jail, but if they don't evacuate they could die."
He also said: "From 9 p.m. tomorrow to 9 p.m. Sunday please, stay indoors. It is dangerous when the winds are this high and the rains are so heavy."
Yes, but we need photos.