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New York mayor says edge of Hurricane Irene has reached the city, no longer safe to be outside
NEW YORK (AP) ' New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the edge of Hurricane Irene is reaching the city and it's no longer safe to be outside.
The mayor said late Saturday night that the weather was getting treacherous and anyone in the evacuation area should stay put. The city ordered about 370,000 residents of low-lying areas to leave. It was the first evacuation order for the city.
Irene made landfall in North Carolina earlier in the day and is barreling its way up the coast.