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Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration released a new evacuation map on Tuesday, creating a more zone system and adding 600,000 additional people to evacuation areas. The new maps create zones numbered one through six, replacing Zones A, B and C, offering city officials more leeway in ordering specific areas to evacuate in the face of an…

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[UDPATE [12:25 p.m.): Ryles has notified Sheepshead Bites that power has been restored.] A swath of Kingsborough Community College’s (2001 Oriental Boulevard) campus went dark this morning, forcing a partial evacuation as administrators and crews work to assess the system’s status. A tipster on campus for a test at the school’s library notified Sheepshead Bites…

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The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning beginning at 2:00 p.m. today, lasting until 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, and a Coastal Flood Warning this afternoon through tomorrow morning. City officials are recommending that residents of areas hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy stay with family, friends or at an evacuation center until it’s over.…

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Authorities evacuated Coney Island Hospital and its emergency room yesterday, transferring patients to facilities in better-faring parts of the city following Hurricane Sandy. Coney Island Hospital was in a flood zone and has been using generators since the hurricane caused power outages across Southern Brooklyn. The evacuation began yesterday afternoon, according to a notice being…

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