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NY1 At 20: 2011 Report Documents NYers' Thoughts On Hurricane Irene Evacuations
It was only one year ago today that New York City, for the first time ever, completely shut down the subway system and instituted a mandatory evacuation for residents in coastal areas. No, it wasn't a security threat or even a film shoot -- it was for Hurricane Irene. Though Irene ended up not causing much damage in the boroughs, the city went all out prepping for the worst. On August 27, 2011, the day before the storm, NY1's Tara Lynn Wagner went to one of the evacuation zones in Lower Manhattan to see how New Yorkers were coping with the gloomy forecast and filed the report above.
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