Patti and I have stocked up with a ton of food and such for Hurricane Irene. One of our friends is already staying with us since the city evacuated her neighborhood. Feel free to reach out to me if you need a place to stay. There is a useful evacuation map if you’re not sure if you have to evacuate: http://www.civiguard.com/irene/. Also, Con Ed is starting to tell people that they will be shutting down power to selected parts of lower Manhattan preëmptively.