A mandatory evacuation order is in effect for Zone A. All New York City public schools are closed for students through Friday. Cars traveling into Manhattan using the four East River bridges will be restricted to High Occupancy Vehicles - 3 or more people per vehicle - for Thursday and Friday from 6:00 AM to 12:00 Midnight.
76 evacuation centers have been prepared throughout the city as military and law enforcement units mask for the storm that has 375,000 NYC residents mandated to evacuate.
NEW YORK — As of late Sunday, orders were given to deploy 1175 National Guard troops into the New York City region of the United States in preparation for the mandatory evacuation of “Zone A” which contains a civilian population of 375,000 people.
400 National Guardsmen have now been deployed into Long Island, 200 in New York City, and the remainder will disperse in the surrounding areas.
The New York City subway and other transportation hubs are shutdown and are now on full-scale lock down as the city is now in full button up status. Libraries and other government facilities will remain closed.
Public schools have been allotted and have been set up as temporary FEMA camps or makeshift shelters (78 throughout the city), as not all evacuee’s will make it out of the city.
Some will go by choice, others will stay or be forcefully removed by law enforcement or military units.