IMPORTANT UPDATE: Mandatory Evacuation
Hurricane Irene  
EVACTUATION ORDERED OF CONEY ISLAND FOR HURRICANE IRENE

The City has announced a MANDATORY EVACUATION of Coney Island and other low-lying areas in the City by 5:00pm on Saturday, August 27th.  All events are cancelled for Saturday and Sunday in Coney Island.
Tonight's programming will continue as planned, including Friday Night Fireworks.  Please read below for more information, and visit www.nyc.gov/ and stay tuned to local media for additional updates.

 

Evactuation Information



The City has announced a MANDATORY evacuation for CONEY ISLAND by 5pm on Saturday, August 27th.
 

Important Information:

Beginning immediately, residents in Coney Island and other ZONE A low-lying areas should make plans to evacuate outside of the potential flood zone by 5PM tomorrow, Saturday August 27th.  If you have relatives in other areas of the City, please arrange for accommodations on Saturday and Sunday.  Additionally, City shelters will be open as of 4:00pm TODAY.  The closest shelters to Coney Island are:

FDR High School
5800 20th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 
GoogleMaps

and...

I.S. 187
1171 65th Street
Brooklyn, NY GoogleMaps

If you live in Coney Island, please begin making plans immediately to evacuate by 5:00pm tomorrow.  This is a MANDATORY EVACUATION.  If you have any question or require assistance, call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov.


Public Transportation Updates


In anticipation of harsh weather conditions, the MTA is advising that it will plan to cease all train, bus, and public transportation services at 12:00pm tomorrow, August 27th.  At this time, there is no definitive schedule for when the MTA will be back online, but it's safe to assume that there will be no service until Monday, August 29th.


As you plan your evacuation plans, please take note that MTA services may not be available as of 12:00pm tomorrow. 


Additional Resources


Please refer to these additional resources to plan for the coming weekend:
- New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones MAP (pdf)
- ReadyNYC: Hurricane Guide (pdf)
- www.NYC.gov
- Twitter feeds for NotifyNYC, the Mayor's Office, and NYCGOV


Tonight's Events


Most of tonight's programming will go on as scheduled, including:
- Friday Night Fireworks
- Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Game
- Coney Island Circus Sideshow
- New York Aquarium Fridays
- Ask the Experts Series at CIUSA

ALL EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING ARE CANCELLED IN CONEY ISLAND FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th and SUNDAY, AUGUST 28th.



Stay safe!

Coney Island Development Corporation
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