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New York Prepares for Irene

At New York metropolitan area’s five airports, hundreds of heavy-duty vehicles have been readied and are available, along with dozens of police vehicles, including mobile command centers and heavy-duty rescue equipment, according to the Port Authority.

Additional staff and contractor employees will be assisting customers as needed in every area of airport operations, and dozens of airport shuttle buses and drivers can assist in the movement of stranded passengers.

The airports also stock hundreds of cases of bottled water, diapers, cots, blankets and pillows to provide to stranded passengers if necessary, and under terms of the agency’s concession contracts, at least one food vendor in every passenger terminal must remain open 24 hours so that food is available at any time of day or night.

The Port Authority also can deploy Central Office staff throughout the airports’ terminals to monitor conditions and supplement airport-based employees who provide customer service, such as assistance with finding hotel rooms or ground transportation.

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