Mayor Bloomberg says city is ready for Irene

Hurricane Irene is pounding the Bahamas right now, and could be headed our way. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city is ready.

The city will have a costal storm plan in place, which could include the evacuation of New Yorkers who live in low-lying areas.

The Office of Emergency Management has a website where you can find out if you're in a hurricane evacuation zone. If you are in an evacuation zone, it will show you where your closest reception center is and other tips.

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