Mayor orders MANDATORY evacuation of low-lying areas (Zone A) & all of the Rockaways by 5pm Saturday.

Evacuation Zones and Shelters for NYC:

The main information about Hurricane Irene preparedness & possible evacuations can be found in two PDFs: the hurricane brochure (750kb) and the map (1.5mb). There's also a Flash-based viewer of this PDF map.

This website was created as a backup for information on, but should still be treated as the authoritative source.

You can use as the URL to access this page.

Maps Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder
WNYC Hurricane Map
Google Crisis Maps
OASIS Map (more info)
ArcGIS Map

Raw Data



Other Resources

Hurricane Irene at CrisisCommons, particularly the NY Page
Google Crisis Response

Page maintained by Philip Ashlock