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New York subways could be shut down due to Hurricane Irene

By KJ Mullins     Aug 26, 2011 in World
New York - The city that never sleeps is preparing to shut down their subway system as New York City prepares for Hurricane Irene's arrival.
Predictions from forecasters have Hurricane Irene hitting New Jersey and Cape Cod Sunday as a Category 1 storm.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the evacuation of nursing homes and hospitals located in low-lying coastal areas, such as Battery Park City in lower Manhattan, Coney Island in Brooklyn and Far Rockaway in Queens, beginning today.
New York City's subway system MTA is preparing for the impact of Hurricane Irene. Because of the wind and rain that comes with a powerful storm like Hurricane Irene the system may face partial or a full shut down.
At this time MTA is working with the Mayor and the Governor to decide what types of evacuation plan. The company is asking their customers to check their website often and to consider the storm when making travel plans.
The total shutdown will begin at noon on Saturday.
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