Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/26/2011 - 14:22

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.

NYC officials advise everyone to stay close to a television or radio throughout the weekend to receive the latest news and information on emergency conditions.

You can also call 311 and/or sign up at the Notify NYC website to receive updates about emergency events via e-mail, SMS or phone.

Knowledge and information is power. You don't want to be left out!