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Due to the approaching storm, NY Botanical Gardens will be closed this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28. Science Open House events will be rescheduled to a future date.

Also, if you see this dangerous plant anywhere, be careful it's a Hogweed and make sure you take any and all additional precautions. Do not touch this plant.

PROTECTED SHARK

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Great White Shark Caught Illegally--Video
A group of fishermen caught a juvenile great white shark off a Huntington Beach, Calif., pier and can be seen jubilantly celebrating their capture on a video posted to YouTube.

However, great whites are protected -- perhaps the very reason the fishermen may have tried to obscure the nature of their catch by proclaiming it a "beautiful mako shark."

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Due to high web traffic, NYC.GOV websites are experiencing technical issues and may not load in your web browser. The City says they are currently working to fix this problem.

Please find attached PDF files of the Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York City guide, which includes important information about what to do before, during, and after a storm, as well as a map of the City's hurricane evacuation zones and centers.

https://attachments.sendwordnow.com/Attachments.aspx?token=b5bfde88-da8d...

HURRICANE PREPARATION EFFORTS

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IRENE is a big and powerful storm, which has not been seen in the NY Metropolitan area for decades. Officials say our greatest threat will come from powerful winds and severe flooding conditions.

HURRICANE IRENE WARNING

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HURRICANE IRENE IS EXPECTED TO BRING TORRENTIAL RAINS AND MAJOR FLOODING.
FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

TRANSIT STOP

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Mass transit officials in New York City plan to to shut down the system on Saturday at 12 Noon.

With Hurricane Irene pushing uo the East Coast, officials made plans to shut down NYC bus and subway system beginning at noon on Saturday. Those commuter rails, which serve Long Island, Westchester County and The State of Connecticut will also stop.

Public safety officials decided on the transit shutdown, as NYC evacuated hospitals and nursing homes in low-lying areas.

CITY ISLAND EVACUATION CENTER

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If you need to evacuate to a nearby location. The following is a recommended center;

HARRY S. TRUMAN HS 750 BAYCHESTER AVENUE BRONX, NY # 10475

CROSS STREETS:Between DONIZETTI PLACE and ALDRICH STREET

DIRECTIONS:

Limited parking, therefore evacuees are encouraged to use public transit whenever possible.

Use the MTA Trip Planner (below) for directions to a transit-accessible evacuation center.

Use the MTA Trip Planner (below) for public transit directions to your evacuation center.

Parking may not be available. Evacuees are strongly advised to use public transit.

HURRICANE FYI

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Hurricane Irene is making her way up the eastern United States. There is a strong chance the New York metropolitan area will experience hurricane or tropical storm, including flooding.

While the possibility of major damage is low, I urge you to take a moment today to evaluate your level of preparedness. There is a way to see if you live in a "high-risk" area. Just click, enter your address, and you will know if you are in a risky zone where the storm could pass heavily.

http://gis.nyc.gov/oem/he/index.htm

NINE MILLION HEADACHES ALONG US EAST COAST

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IRENE may soon be visiting North Carolina and then all the way up the coast, without an open invitation. Officials responsible for public safety have issued evacuation orders in low lying areas for the sick and the elderly and many are preparing for a worse case scenario. MAKE A PLAN

Have you taken cash out of your ATM? Do you have fresh batteries? What about a propane for your BBQ? Do you have coolers w/ plenty of ice? Do you have a generator? What about gas? Remember, our electricity may be out for days... So, just one word to the wise - PREPARE!

Headlines 8/26/11

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MANDATORY EVACUATIONS. US Coastline Braces.

HUNDREDS OF PUBLIC EVENTS CANCELED. Go Far Away Irene.

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