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New Yorkers prepare for upcoming Hurricane Irene

(Xinhua)

09:34, August 28, 2011

Photo taken on Aug. 27, 2011 shows a close sign outside a store in New York, the United States. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued on Friday a first-ever mandatory evacuation order for more than 370,000 New Yorkers residing in the low-lying areas, including South Beach on Staten Island, Brighton Beach in Brooklyn and the Rockaways. City officials said 91 shelters have been set up on higher ground and have begun receiving occupants. Beginning at noon on Saturday, the city shut down the nation's largest public transit system including all the subway trains and buses. The five main New York City-area airports were also closed to arriving domestic and international flights. Many departures were also canceled. (Xinhua/Wu Jingdan)
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