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Queens is bracing for Hurricane Sandy which is expected to make landfall on Monday.

With Hurricane Sandy making its way for New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the mandatory evacuations of Zone A areas which includes the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach.

Parts of other low-lying Queens areas are also being evacuated.  Click here for the map of the evacuation areas. The low-lying coastal areas are most vulnerable during the storm that is expected to see large surges at sea.

The evacuations are set for 7 p.m. tonight.

“They are not only endangering their own lives, they are endangering the lives of other,” the mayor said of those who choose to ignore the order.

There are 16 evacuation centers throughout Queens.  Click here to find one near you.

“Do not wait until the last minute to get public transportation,” the mayor said.

Public transportation will be shutting down tonight; The last train will depart at 7 p.m., buses at 9 p.m. tonight.



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