The New Yorkers were astonished by the arrival of hurricane Irene, National Hurricane Center (NHC) informed that the heavy rains will continue in the next hours. Some neighborhoods in New York are flooded, according to preliminary reports.
The rivers that surround Manhattan Island, East River and Hudson river, exceeded their shores. It is feared that the financial district is affected by this situation. The public transportation network has been suspended and the mayor of the city, Michael Bloomberg, informed that is too late to evacuate.
The tropical storm reached with winds of 104 kilometers per hour. According to the New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, the damaged caused by the hurricane Irene could cost the metropolis thousands of millions dollars. (AV)