Residents in LES’s Zone A Urged to Evacuate by 5 p.m.

School buses pressed into service to transport evacuees line Grand and Essex streets, where they deposited residents sheltering at Seward Park High School.

Public officials are reiterating the evacuation order for residents in Zone A, the low-lying areas closest to Manhattan’s waterways. Staffers from Assemblymember Brian Kavanaugh’s office just sent us this flyer:

Campos, Riis, Wald, Baruch, Smith, Haven Plaza, Village East

 YOU ARE IN A MANDATORY EVACUATION ZONE

New York City says you MUST leave the area for your safety by 5:00PM Saturday before the hurricane hits!

  • If you can, please go stay with friends or family outside the neighborhood.
  • Or go for emergency shelter if you have no other options: Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue at24th Street, or Seward Park High School, 350 Grand St between Ludlow & Essex
  • If you need transportation to the centers, buses will be available on a first come, first serve basis starting at 8AM Saturday from departure points in the area.
  • The MTA will begin shutting down all mass transit by Saturday at noon, so please leave as early as possible. Bridges and tunnels may also be closed.
  • Take a “go bag” with these items if you have them: extra keys, credit/ATM cards as well as cash, bottled water, nonperishable foods, flashlight, battery-operated radio, first aid kit, important documents (photo ID, proof of address, insurance cards).

 For more information, call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov