New York City Shuts Down Everything Ahead of Storm

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New York City Shuts Down Everything Ahead of Storm

The superstorm is coming! The superstorm is coming! New York City is gearing up for Sandy's arrival by shutting down school and the public transit service ahead of the superstorm's arrival. Mayor Bloomberg held a press conference on Sunday morning announcing the mandatory evacuation of New York City residents in low-lying areas. If you live in "Zone A," you'll be getting this warning (maybe even on your iPhone): get out, and do it now. Residents are expected to be gone by 7 p.m. If you have no idea whether or not you live in Zone A, you can figure it out with this map. The NOAA isn't taking the storm lightly: they're saying the storm surge could be "life-threatening" and that wind will be at hurricane strength when she makes landfall.

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The Metro Transit Authority also suspended service of all subways, trains and buses ahead of Sandy and announced they won't resume service until 12 hours after the storm ended. Because of that decision, schools in New York City, including NYU, have been cancelled in advance of tomorrow's big event. You can track where the storm is expected to hit here, and we'll be updating this space throughout the day as news about the storm breaks. Meanwhile, keep on trying to find someone to keep you company during the storm.