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Monday, October 29, 2012

Sandy Hurricane: New York decreed a partial evacuation

The first rains floods and strong waves caused by Hurricane Sandy today reached the coast of North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland, where they prepare thoroughly to face a storm that will intensify from Monday Tuesday. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Sandy is now off the coast of North Carolina, where there have been heavy rains and winds are expected up to 62 kilometers an hour, despite the depression center is located at a 250 miles of the coast, with sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour. Meanwhile, the city of New York on Sunday ordered the evacuation of some low-lying areas of the city and school closings tomorrow, Monday, with the arrival the hurricane SandyThe evacuation will affect some 375,000 people. citizens not to abandon these areas "not only endanger their lives but threatening to members of the rescue services," said the mayor, Michael Bloomberg , in a press conference in which he announced the measures. The evacuation affects the lower parts of the city, more exposed to possible flooding that could occur with heavy rains expected because of the hurricane. evacuation, which must take place at 2300 GMT, affects the called Zone A , which includes the lower parts of the city most exposed to flooding that could occur due to heavy rains that are expected because of the hurricane. Sandy's arrival coincides with the morning high tide because of the full moon. Four of the five boroughs of New York are on islands and the fifth (Bronx) has a large area surrounded by rivers, making large parts of the city at risk of flooding. evacuated areas include the southern part of Manhattan, some parts of the coast of Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx and most of the coast of Staten Island. The city has developed a network of 72 shelters, with adequate staff and supplies, to accommodate people who have to temporarily leave their homes and pets. Cuomo has mobilized 1,175 National Guard soldiers from New York to participate in emergency work, if necessary.  Earlier, the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, announced the gradual closure of public transport in the Big Apple and around from tonight. In addition, the airports of New York have canceled numerous flights before the arrival of hurricane force already taken grade 1.

Maryland and Virginia, also an alert
authorities of Maryland (USA) today ordered the evacuation of parts of the city of Ocean City, while the state of Virginia is set to the first heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy that expect from tonight. Authorities in Ocean City, Maryland coastal city facing the route is expected to follow Sandy, decreed mandatory evacuation in areas near the sea and buses will available to those who want to go to shelters. According to data specializing in air traffic website FlightAware, over 700 flights have been canceled for this Sunday on the northeast coast of the United States and is expected to remain thousands of planes on the ground tomorrow, Monday. Newark Airport has canceled more than 700 flights for Monday, while in Washington-Dulles were suspended more than 400 connections and 350 affect Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia south, waiting for tonight and the first rainfall and strong winds, but the worst will come on Monday and Tuesday. Romney and Obama campaign suspended Sandy The Hurricane forced both President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney to suspend campaign events and reorganize the electoral agenda. Romney decided to cancel all acts of planned in Virginia and directed his last efforts before the Nov. 6 election to the state of Ohio, where polls give a slight disadvantage. Obama asked not vote in Virginia on Monday night and canceled an event Tuesday in Colorado, another state in which break the tie technician surveys will be key to deciding who will be the new president of the United States.

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