I worried in an earlier post that some people were not taking Hurricane Irene’s danger seriously enough. So it’s good to see New York City taking a necessary step with a storm of this size (a strong category 2 that will hopefully weaken to a category 1 if/when it gets to NYC).
The Northeast U.S. might get the worst storm in our lifetimes out of this. Or it might bend a little further to the east, lose a little more strength after interacting with land while over North Carolina, or . . . something else. It’s weather; almost anything can happen.
Here’s the map of the NYC evacuation plan, which you can read more about here.