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Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for New York

Hurricane Irene will impact a number of state agencies over the weekend.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency in New York in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's arrival this weekend.

The storm was classified as a Category 3 hurricane Thursday afternoon. It is expected to strengthen as it leaves the Bahamas and moves toward the East Coast of the United States, including New York, this weekend.

Various state agencies have made adjustments to accommodate the storm, including the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which has canceled all weekend track work, and the Department of Transportation, which has already begun removing debris and distributing flood control equipment.

Read the full statement from the governor's office here.

Raylow Masters August 26, 2011 at 12:58 AM
hope every one be safe i'm up north were its safe for now
Johanna Clearfield August 26, 2011 at 01:11 PM
What is going on with Indian Nuclear Power Plant????? They should shut it down for the weekend -- are they???

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