I rarely hear of anything more bazaar. More than half the inhabitants of islands in NC have chosen to ignore evacuation warnings so officials have ordered body bags in anticipation. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene.html?ref=rss Hurricane Irene reaching NYC A weakened but still dangerous Hurricane Irene shut down New York and menaced other cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms as it steamed up the East Coast, knocking power out in two million homes and businesses. cbc.ca scroll way down. Also while New Yorkers have been ordered to leave nobody knows where they will go or how they will get there. The city will shut down public transportation so if you don't have a car you're out of luck. And how will all thos homeless people leave? I read that some 65 million, that's one in five Americans are threatened by this hurricane. And check this out: This is happening six years almost to the very day of Karina, which struck on August 29, 2005.