Bloomberg: I Made Right Calls

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25:  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a City Hall press conference on Hurricane Irene on August 25, 2011 in New York City. The city is bracing for what could be its first direct hit by a hurricane in decades. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Mario Tama

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he thinks the city made the right decisions in preparing for Irene. The hurricane is now a tropical storm, and it lost some steam when it hit the city Sunday morning, making landfall in Coney Island. But Bloomberg said it was better to prepare for the worst, justifying his decisions to shut down the subway system and order mandatory evacuations of low-lying areas. He made the comment as reporters were briefly allowed into a city meeting, and the mayor praised city residents, saying they really cooperated.

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