Quick Hurricane Irene Tri-State Update


hurricane-irene5Matzav.com Hurricane Coverage:


  • Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday as a Category 1 storm between New Jersey and Cape Cod.
  • Hurricane and flood warnings issued for Long Island, New York City and suburban Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties.
  • Mandatory evacuations ordered for New York City residents in low-lying coastal areas that are home to 370,000.
  • Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency and the state’s Office of Emergency Management increased staffing in its underground bunker.
  • New York City’s public transit to be halted around noon Saturday because of the hurricane. The five New York-area airports will stop allowing incoming flights at noon Saturday. Many departures were also canceled.
  • Taxis in New York City were to switch from metered fares to zone fares


  • Forecasters predicted storm would pass over, or more likely, near New Jersey by midday Sunday.
  • Hurricane warning in effect for coastal and southern counties.
  • Mandatory evacuations ordered for nearly 1 million visitors and residents of Cape May County, coastal Atlantic County and Long Beach Island.
  • Governor Christie and President Obama declare state of emergency.
  • Governor Christie says more than 5,000 people already in shelters as hurricane threatens.
  • New Jersey Transit trains and buses to shut down Saturday.
  • Last hurricane to hit the state was remnants of Hurricane Floyd in 1999, which caused major flooding inland.
  • Atlantic City casinos shutting down for only the third time since gambling was legalized 33 years ago.


  • Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday between New Jersey and Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. Storm’s track forecast through central parts of Connecticut.
  • Hurricane warning for coast.
  • Fairfield ordered a mandatory evacuation for shoreline residents as of noon Saturday, affecting 5,000 to 6,000 people.
  • Millstone nuclear power plant to be shut down if winds exceed
  • 90 mph.
  • Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.
  • Irene likely to cause prolonged power outages and flooding in low-lying areas along the shoreline.
  • President Barack Obama and Governor Malloy declare state of emergency. National Guard mobilized.


  1. Thanks to Cuomo and Bloomberg for pushing toeiva (abomination) ‘marriage’ on New York State recently, leading to earthquake and hurricane.

    They said it would be good for business, selling out values for money. Well, the earthquake and hurricane are much more expensive than a few pennies from toeivah.

    Throw the bums out of office ASAP!