New York braces for Hurricane Irene

Mayor Michael Bloomberg orders unprecedented evacuations for a quarter of a million people.

    New York City expects to receive a direct hit from Hurricane Irene on Sunday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered unprecedented evacuations for a quarter of a million people. 

    The city's three major airports will close to arriving flights from midday on Saturday.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports on the preparations.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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