Know Your Zone

Evacuation zones

North Brooklyn evacuation zone map

Hurricane Sandy is meeting up with a few friends out over the Atlantic, and they are all headed more or less in our direction. Hurricanes have a tendency to over-promise and under-deliver when it comes to NYC (Irene last year, Gloria a couple decades ago), but it is worth remembering that New York is a coastal town and has not always gone unscathed. It is also worth remembering that much of North Brooklyn sits on lowlands, landfill and old waterways. If you live on or near the water, you may be in a high-risk zone; residents of Greenpoint and parts of the Northside may be in areas of moderate risk.

For the latest information on the storm, check out’s severe weather page.


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