The subways are shutting down. A partial evacuation has been ordered. The city recently announced the mandatory evacuation of Zone A, a series of low-lying areas in the city, which include the areas shown above in orange. And as a precaution, the city will also shut down the subways at 7 p.m., and the final bus will run at 9 p.m. Above is the hurricane evacuation guide released by the city. (The PDF is available here, and here are direct links to the JPGs: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3.) If you need to track a specific address, use this zone finder. “This evacuation is mandatory — it is for your own safety,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a press conference. “We’ve got to take some precautions today.” Please be safe, folks.
EDIT: Updated the link to the PDF. Also, be sure to check our post about the New York Times’ interactive map showing this information.