Irene May Require NYC Evacuations

Irene May Require NYC Evacuations

Bloomberg

Irene, the strongest Atlantic storm to threaten the U.S. since 2005, battered the Bahamas today with 113 mph winds on a course that’s expected to take it near North Carolina this weekend and New England next week. Only five hurricanes on record dating to 1851 have tracked within 75 miles of New York City, the most recent being Gloria in 1985, according to the National Weather Service.