Unusually quiet New York waits for Irene's worst.
Waterlogged and silent, New York awaited the worst of Hurricane Irene as an unsettled dawn broke over the city Sunday. Wall Street and the labyrinth of cables and pipes beneath the nerve center of global finance were at risk from cascading seawater.
Residents of low-lying coastal areas ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irene.
In an unprecedented decision, nearly 300,000 people who live in flood-prone areas of New York City were ordered to evacuate Friday as Hurricane Irene sets its sights on the nation's largest city.
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As Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast, New York City is hunkering down.
New York City Mayor Bloomberg said that he expected to make a decision by late Friday whether residents in the city's so-called "Zone-A" would need to evacuate ahead of the storm that's now expected to hit the city Sunday.
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