UrbanEdgeNY is ready for Hurricane Irene, which is apparently bearing down on New York City as we speak (or not…). Even if the eye of the hurricane misses Manhattan, everyone in the five boroughs is going to get drenched. Here at UrbanEdgeNY, we’re taking a break from no-fee apartment rental searching, battening down the hatches, and stocking up on canned goods and bottled water. The NYTimes has a great interactive graphic depicting the path of the hurricane:
5 Quick tips From UrbanEdgeNY:
1. Make sure all your electronic devices are fully charged.
2. Set your freezer to it’s coldest setting
3. Prepare for power loss. Make sure you have enough water, fill up the bathtub, etc.
4. Make a hurricane kit:
Candles, Toilet paper, medicine, canned goods, a small cooler, bottled water.
5. Listen for warnings!
See below for nyc.gov’s gude to hurricane evacuation zones. If you live in any of the colored areas, especially the waterfront areas in Staten Island, Brooklyn or Queens, take extra special precautions to be prepared. Neighborhoods like the Rockaways, Sheepshead Bay, Coney Island, South Ozone Park, Midwood, Tottenville, Richmond Hill, Howard Beach, Manhattan Beach, Rosedale, Lindenwood, Seagate, Brighton Beach, Springfield Gardens, Breezy Point, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Fort Hamilton, Laurence, Inwood, Red Hook, Williamsburg, Whitestone, Bay Terrace, Astoria, Long Island City, Flushing, Randall’s Island, Hunt’s Point, Throgs Neck, Port Morris, Mott Haven, as well as coastal areas of FiDi, the Lower East Side, East Village, SoHo, Chelsea and Midtown East, all of which could be hit expecially hard (see below)