THe East River Park was heavily patrolled by cops trying to keep people out, but I got a shot of the water from the entrance. This was around noon, at that time the storm was just drizzle and a stiff breeze. It has picked up since then but is still not intense here in the East Village.
I’ve somewhat storm proofed my camera with a plastic bag and a UV filter. But nothing I’ve got can stop the raindrops from landing on the lens.
These people, heading west on 10th street near Avenue A were either evacuating from Zone 1 or dressing as evacuees for a Halloween Party. Aside from them I saw little sign of evacuation or panic buying. I did not see long lines or empty shelves in the markets I passed on Clinton, B, or A.
- Residents in Zone A (orange) face the highest risk of flooding from a hurricane’s storm surge. Zone A includes all low-lying coastal areas and other areas that could experience storm surge in ANY hurricane that makes landfall close to New York City.
- Residents in Zone B (Yellow) may experience storm surge flooding from a MODERATE (Category 2 or higher) hurricane.
- Residents in Zone C (Green) may experience storm surge flooding from a MAJOR hurricane (Category 3 & 4) making landfall just south of New York City. A major hurricane is unlikely in New York City, but not impossible.