Hurricane Irene News Update:
Live Blogs: CNN, NYT, WaPo.
Responses: President Obama: “All indications point to this being a historic hurricane”; Sec. Napolitano: East Coast residents urged to heed evacuation orders; Round-Up: How the federal government is preparing; State-by-state developments related to Hurricane Irene.
Cancellations: JetBlue cancels flights, others likely to follow suit; Amtrak cancels some weekend service; NYC eying partial, complete transit shutdown; rundown of festivities and events canceled due to storm.
Effects: 538: “[H]istory suggests that the economic damage could run into the tens of billions of dollars”; WeatherUnderground: “Irene is capable of inundating portions of the coast under 10 - 15 feet of water.”
Tips: Ready.gov’s hurricane preparedness page; Sesame Street’s Hurricane Kit for Kids; things you need to buy before the hurricane hits; NYC Evacuation Zones.
Resources: 8 Hurricane Tracking Apps to Keep Tabs on the Storm; Google Maps and Resources related to Hurricane Irene; NYT’s Hurricane Irene Tracking Map; MSNBC’s Hurricane Tracker.
Stay safe East Coast friends!!! Please!!!
All the news is so scary.. Praying for our east coast friends/family.