NY Bajans await Irene
Barbadians are among thousands of people living in low-lying areas and coastal communities in New York City and Long Island who have evacuated their homes as Hurricane Irene, packing monster winds, bears down on the East Coast of the United States.
In Nassau County, a largely middle-class suburban area, several Bajans left their homes yesterday in response to state and local government orders to close their properties.
They are seeking shelter inland at relatives and friends to ride out what is being described as the strongest hurricane to threaten New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and other states in many years. (TB)
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