Hurricane Irene Causes Evacuation of New York City Hospitals in Evacuation Zone A

by Dr Sam Girgis on August 25, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York City is divided into hurricane evacuation zones.  The map in .pdf format can be found here:

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

Zone A: highest risk of flooding from a hurricane’s storm surge, includes all low lying coastal areas

Zone B: may experience storm surge flooding from moderate (Category 2 and higher) hurricane

Zone C: may experience storm surge flooding from a major (Category 3 & 4) hurricane

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Department of Health have ordered all senior centers, nursing homes, and hospitals (including Coney Island Hospital) that are located in very low-lying areas designated as Zone A to evacuate all residents and patients.  The evacuation should be completed by 8pm on Friday August 26, 2011.

See the YouTube Video of Mayor Michael Bloomberg below:

Image Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

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