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Home Weather Rye PD: Flood Prone Areas Evac by 7pm, Irene Expected at 8pm

Rye PD: Flood Prone Areas Evac by 7pm, Irene Expected at 8pm

Hurricane Irene remains a threat to our area. Residents of flood-prone areas encouraged to evacuate by 7 PM Saturday. Rye PD has issued a warning for residents of flood prone areas to evacuate by 7pm and says they may not be able to respond to emergencies during the worst stages of the storm:

"At this time, National Weather Service forecasts call for Hurricane Irene to impact the New York Metropolitan area beginning on the evening of Saturday, August 27, 2011. Tropical Storm/Hurricane force winds are expected to begin by 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. This is expected to be a dangerous storm with high winds, heavy rain, and a significant storm surge. Based on the current forecast, flooding is likely in both coastal and inland flood-prone areas.

Residents of flood-prone areas are encouraged to evacuate their homes for safety by 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 27, 2011, until the storm has passed. If you choose to remain in place, please be aware that during periods of gale-force winds, it will be unsafe to deploy rescue personnel, and rescue operations will be suspended until it is safe to resume them.

This remains a potentially dangerous storm; please monitor weather forecasts and take recommended precautions. Preparedness information is available on the FEMA website, www.ready.gov, or on the City of Rye website, www.ryeny.gov."

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