MLK Memorial Dedication Postponed Ahead of Hurricane Irene
Matt | On 25, Aug 2011
To all my Washington, D.C.-bound travelers for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication, this one’s for you. Hurricane Irene is a very serious storm that is going to take aim at major East Coast cities.
Sunday’s ceremony on the National Mall has been POSTPONED until at least September or October, per the foundation that put together the unveiling. A 30 ft. granite statue honoring Dr. King was to be the focal point of the events.
In other hurricane-related news, an emergency declaration for North Carolina was signed by President Obama on Thursday. States of emergency were also declared in Maryland and Virginia, in addition to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut by their governors.
New Yorkers will not be able to use MTA (the transit system) after Saturday afternoon. Yes, it’s that serious! Trains cannot operate with winds over 39 MPH.
During hurricane season, I encourage you to stay tuned to The Weather Channel for your updates. It’s very comprehensive and right now they are doing 24-hour round-the-clock coverage on this storm. (No, I’m not a spokesperson. They are just that good).
Please be safe and informed people!