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August 26, 2011 7:00 pm

New York Braces for Hurricane Irene

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NY Daily News – Transit officials will start shutting down subways, buses and commuter trains at noon Saturday and the city ordered  mandatory evacuations of some 300,000 people in low-lying areas as Hurricane Irene took aim at New York.

“This is a mandatory order,” Mayor Bloomberg said at a City Hall briefing. “It’s done for people’s safety.”

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