NEW YORK (AP) — Some bridges, streets and subways were nearly empty Saturday morning in New York, where warnings about approaching Hurricane Irene resonated as the city's major utility weighed whether to cut power to parts of lower Manhattan.
As rain started falling a couple of hours before subways would begin to shut down and airports would stop accepting incoming flights, Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged New Yorkers who needed to leave to get out — right away.
The city does not have enough resources to evacuate the majority of the 370,000 affected residents after the weather worsens, he said.
"Staying behind is dangerous, staying behind is foolish, and it's against the law, and we urge everyone in the evacuation zones not to wait until
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