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Links roundup—Hurricane Irene edition

August 28, 2011
  • Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene is causing big problems for the MTA. [Public Authorities Blog]
  • The New York City Housing Authority shut off elevators, boilers, and other services in several housing complexes located within the hurricane evacuation zone. [DNAinfo]
  • Public facilities and services were also shut down by the Battery Park City Authority. [DNAinfo]
  • The New York Power Authority and the Long Island Power Authority have been hard at work dealing with power outages caused by the hurricane. [Long Island Business News]
  • And the storm has caused closures along the Thruway and various county roads. [WSJ] [The Greenburgh Daily]  [Nanuet Patch]
  • In Albany, the Capital District Transportation Authority prepared for Irene just like it does for winter storms, but it’s also “turned to iPhones, Twitter and other methods to supplement its call center and website to communicate with customers.” [Times Union]
  • If winds reach 60 mph, the New York State Bridge Authority is prepared to close five bridges across the Hudson River. [Mid-Hudson News]
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