Friday, January 06, 2012


aug 27

  • Michael R. Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, ordered mandatory evacuations for nearly 300,000 residents living in coastal areas, and President Obama on Friday declared a state of emergency in New York state in anticipation of the storm. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • There is a very dangerous storm headed in our direction, " Bloomberg said. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • Diane Sawyer talks with ABC News ' Sam Champion about the storm 's path. ABC News Top Stories
  • BANGALORE ( Reuters ) - Hurricane Irene is turning north-northeast, as tropical storm conditions spread inland over southeastern North Carolina, the National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) said late Friday. Reuters US News
  • U.S. Open tennis officials called off one of their big pre-tournament events, an MLS game was rescheduled and the New York Mets postponed their Saturday and Sunday games against the Atlanta Braves in advance of the storm. Seattle Times
  • As the storm 's outermost bands of wind and rain began to lash the Outer Banks of North Carolina, authorities in points farther north begged people to get out of harm 's way. CBS News
  • The exquisite pleasure of reading in storms, reading under duress, reading via melting wax is not something that can be explained to someone who does not automatically understand the appeal of such an activity. Washington Post Lifestyle
  • Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring on Friday declined to say where Republicans would look to make cuts to pay for a potential storm aid package. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • MOREHEAD CITY, North Carolina ( Reuters ) - Hurricane Irene closed in on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Friday, triggering emergency preparations that included unprecedented mandatory evacuations in New York City as the massive storm approached. Reuters US News
  • The Broadway League announced the closure on Friday as the East Coast braced for the storm. Reuters US News