Originally Posted by 007nites
Apparently some people who are in evacuation areas are refusing to leave there homes. If the wind exceeds 60mph all bridges will be shut down.
Yes the bridges in NYC will close if above 60 mph. For the good news, NO TOLLS even when their open. NYC people also don't have to worry about paying street parking meters.
The trains to Long Island are no longer operating and even the NYC subway system will supposedly stop running at some point (unsure if all lines). The people in evacuation areas have until 5pm (there are ferries in areas). The people who own homes on/nearby the water had to evacuate from my town too.
There was a funny story on the news how surfers were on the southshore. Supposedly there were lifeguards and they let them surf. They're not allowing any other swimmers though.
Also Irene claimed one life already in North Carolina where a 47 year old man was hit with a tree limb from the wind