Since the midday New York is without public transport due to the imminent arrival of hurricane Irene. According to Jay Walder, Metropolitan Transportation Authority stated that the measure was taken because the strong wind surpasses the safety limits for their vehicles to operate.
This is the first time that the authorities suspend the transportation services due to the weather emergencies. This includes the trains that connect New York with Long Island, and the Westchester County, the states of New Jersey and Connecticut.
This caused the agglomeration of several people on the Grand Central station and Penn Station, it is estimated that both stations will remain closed at least until Monday. New York airports, John F. Kennedy, La Guardia, Newark, Stewart and Teterboro do not allow the landing of planes from national and international since 12h00 (local time).
According to the NBC network, three people perished in North Carolina when the hurricane arrived. Weather reports indicate that the hurricane is moving through the South Coast of Virginia after numerous floods in North Carolina. The prognosis of the hurricane is that it will go north through the Atlantic coast of the United States; it will affect Washington tonight and New York on Sunday. (AV)