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NY Mayor: Wall Street unaffected by Irene

08-29-2011 12:10 BJT

Hurricane Irene surged through New York City earlier this morning, flooding waterfronts and low-lying areas, but America's most populous city avoided the mass devastation some had feared.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there are no reports of deaths or injuries in the city and that residents can now return home.

He also announced that Wall Street's financial district is almost unaffected. The New York Mercantile Exchange building planned to open as usual on Monday, while the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market also said they expected a normal trading day.

Bloomberg said, "The New York Stock Exchange and the other financial markets plan to open on time and have a normal day. I'm sure most businesses will with some minor quick adjustments get right back to keeping the economy going in the city and giving people the opportunity to share in what's great about New York. The tourists will be out there again and all of us can look back and talk about where were you on the day of Irene. "

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg


Pedestrians in rain gear walk past the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 ahead of Hurricane Irene. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


The New York Stock Exchange is shown early Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in New York. Hurricane Irene bore down on a dark and quiet New York early Sunday, bringing winds and rapidly rising seawater that threatened parts of the city. The rumble of the subway system was silenced for the first time in years, the city all but shut down for the strongest tropical lashing since the 1980s. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


Editor:Li Wanran |Source: CNTV.CN

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