When we hear city officials say that New York City is prepared if a hurricane hit, Gothamist must raise a skeptical eyebrow. Sure, the Office of Emergency Management monitors the weather and apparently "update the hurricane models four times a day," but is having 36 hours notice enough time? Perhaps we've been watching too many disaster movies where the only people who survive fit into certain cliches (Gothamist will be first in line to play the overreacting jerk who learns the error of our ways and does survive), but maybe if the West Side Jets stadium were sold as a "hurricane shelter," it would have had a fighting chance. But for now, New Yorkers' only contact with the hurricane is in the form of high gas prices.

The OEM has information about hurricanes and storms for New Yorkers, plus a seriously excellent timeline of NYC's storm history.