|It's only two days before I'm supposed to be leaving and 300,000 people have been asked to evacuate New York City! And they're closing down the subway. A hurricane (Hurricane Irene) is heading for the Northeast, expected to hit land in North Carolina and then move on up through Washington & New York. Thousands of flights have been cancelled into the New York airports. I will ring travel agent on Monday to see if my flight from LAX to EWR is still flying. I DO NOT want to get stuck in LA!!!!