Everywhere I went today in New York City, people were talking about the impending Hurricane. It's scheduled to hit the city this Sunday, but the city is already in a panic. Stores shelves are beginning to empty, people in low lying regions have been ordered to evacuate, and the New York City transit system will close tomorrow at noon. As for me, I've had to modify my plans and will leave tomorrow, a day earlier than originally scheduled. I'm not sure how I will get to the airport. With the subway closed, my options are limited to a taxi, an airport bus (?) or walking.
Personally, I think the worry about Hurricane Irene is way overblown (pardon the pun). After all the mismanagement that occurred last winter during the New York City blizzard, city officials are now leaving nothing to chance even if it means over reacting.