Hurricane Irene is shaping up to be the kind of storm that tells us “don’t make me angry, you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” This could be the first real threat to the northeast corridor since Hurricane Gloria in 1985. It’s going to threaten New York City, maybe making land fall as a Category 1; and even reach Boston as a tropical storm with 80 mph winds.
The Boston Red Sox will no longer have a Sunday afternoon game with the Oakland Athletics, moving that contest to Saturday, the team announced in a press release. That game will start at 5 p.m. as part of a split doubleheader, following a first game set to begin at noon.
There is also a Cape Cod emergency traffic plan. The Kenny Chesney concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, home of the New England Patriots, was moved from Sunday to Friday.
And Irene’s current track could make it the most destructive hurricane to strike New York City since 1938. For more on that check out Gawker
New York City ordered evacuations in low-lying areas; hospitals. Further evacs possible (MSNBC)
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