Evacuation in New York City

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Mass Transit to Shut Saturday at Noon

New York City officials warned residents of low-lying areas on Friday that Hurricane Irene was such a threat that people simply had to get out.

N.Y. Hurricane Evacuation Zones

Parts of the city under mandatory evacuation orders.

What You Need to Know in New York

The latest information about evacuations, mass transit, roads and more.

Questions and Answers

Times reporters answer questions about the evacuation and storm preparation.

To Our Readers

During this emergency, The New York Times is providing unlimited free access to storm coverage on nytimes.com and its mobile apps.
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Workers in the Rockaways in Queens carried mattresses.
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