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Sep 9, 2011

New York cracks down after “credible” 9/11 threat

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New York police amassed a display of force on Friday including checkpoints that snarled traffic in response to intelligence about a car or truck bomb plot linked to the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Officers armed with automatic weapons were stationed at city landmarks including Wall Street, Times Square and the September 11 memorial site where the Twin Towers once stood.

Sep 7, 2011

U.S. safer 10 years after 9/11, but at what cost?

NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Tourists flock to Times Square
for the bright lights and Broadway shows. There they find
another spectacle: helmeted police with machine guns patrolling
the subway station on the lookout for would-be bombers and
gunmen.

Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks of 2001, the United
States has altered the balance between freedom and security,
turning an open and casual society into an ever-vigilant one.

Aug 29, 2011

New England flooded as New York spared Irene’s fury

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Vermont struggled with its worst flooding in 80 years and reconnaissance teams scoured Massachusetts to assess the devastation on Monday after a weakened Hurricane Irene slammed an already soaked New England with torrential rain.

Spared from Irene’s worst fury, New York City went back to work on Monday despite a partially crippled mass transit system and power outages that left 100,000 customers in the metropolitan area without electricity.

Aug 29, 2011

Commuting nightmare after Irene floods U.S. northeast

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Yorkers faced a hellish commute on Monday and millions of Americans throughout the northeastern United States were left in the dark and flooded after Hurricane Irene battered the region before moving into

Canada.

Downgraded to a tropical and then a post-tropical storm, Irene pelted eastern Canada with rain and 50-mph (80-kph) winds after killing 20 people in the United States. It cut power to five million homes and businesses and choked towns with floodwaters.

Aug 28, 2011

Irene batters shuttered New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hurricane Irene lashed New York with heavy winds and driving rain Sunday, knocking out power and flooding some of Lower Manhattan’s deserted streets but so far the feared major devastation was avoided as the storm lost some of its punch.

Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm Sunday morning after marching up the East Coast, leaving 11 dead, as many as 3.4 million households without electricity and forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights.

Aug 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene batters shuttered New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hurricane Irene lashed New York with heavy winds and driving rain on Sunday, knocking out power and flooding some of Lower Manhattan’s deserted streets but so far the feared major devastation was avoided as the storm lost some of its punch.

Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday morning after marching up the East Coast, leaving 11 dead, as many as 3.4 million households without electricity and forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights.

Aug 28, 2011

Irene begins to hit New York, mayor says stay inside

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Hurricane Irene began to
hammer New York City late on Saturday, prompting Mayor Michael
Bloomberg to warn New Yorkers to stay inside and ride out a
storm that is on a direct path for the world’s financial
capital.

“Conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly,” a tired
looking Bloomberg told a news conference. “The storm is now
finally hitting New York City. The winds will increase, the
rain will increase and the tidal surge will increase.”

Aug 26, 2011

New York takes unprecedented steps ahead of Irene

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City on Friday ordered the evacuation of more than 250,000 people and prepared to shut down its entire mass transit system, both unprecedented measures ahead of the expected battering from Hurricane Irene.

The powerful and unusually large storm trudged up the U.S. East Coast on Friday, threatening 55 million people including more than 8 million in New York City, which was expecting heavy winds late on Saturday or early on Sunday.

Aug 26, 2011

New York orders evacuations ahead of rare hurricane

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – New York City on Friday
ordered the evacuation of more than 250,000 people and prepared
to shut down its entire mass transit system ahead of Hurricane
Irene’s expected arrival over the weekend.

“We’ve never done a mandatory evacuation before and we
wouldn’t be doing it now if we didn’t think this storm had the
potential to be very serious,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a
news conference.

Aug 26, 2011

New York evacuates infirm ahead of rare Hurricane Irene

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A quarter million New Yorkers may have to evacuate from a hurricane that threatens New York institutions from Wall Street to Coney Island’s famed “Cyclone” roller coaster.

Homebound elderly and hospital patients in low-lying areas began forced evacuations on Friday and a mass transit system that moves 8.5 million people a day prepared for a total shutdown due to Hurricane Irene, making its way up the U.S. East Coast.

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      "Daniel Trotta joined Reuters as a correspondent in 1993, starting in Nicaragua and moving Mexico City (1996) and Madrid (2000) before coming to New York in 2005. As a U.S. General News correspondent, his specialty is writing the lead story on major breaking news. Trotta also travels the United States producing in-depth features and helps edit the national news file from the Reuters headquarters in New York. Outside the office, he is the manager of the New York Express of the New York City Metro Baseball League."
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