Bloomberg Orders Evacuation of 'Zone A' For Hurricane Sandy

City schools will be closed Monday.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the evacuation of "Zone A," comprising the city's lowest-lying neighborhoods.

In Brooklyn, that includes parts of Red Hook, Coney Island and Manhattan Beach.

In Queens, Zone A encompasses part of Long Island City and the Rockaways.

City schools will be closed on Monday, according to Bloomberg. Alternate side parking rules will be suspended.

Transit officials will begin to wind down subway service at 7 p.m. Buses will run until 9 p.m.

65 city shelters are open throughout the city. For a map of locations, visit WNYC's website.

Bloomberg said the city's forecast storm surge had increased to as much as 6 to 11 feet above average tide. The danger for the city begins Sunday night and at the height of the storm on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Barbara Speregen October 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Schools are closed, but the DOE administrative offices are supposed to open...to what end? The last time there was a school shut down and the offices were open, I went to work in a building with no security. This time, I'm staying home and safe.
Amy Sara Clark October 29, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Good call Barbara, stay safe. -Amy


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