Despite Irene weakening, and most likely about as bad as a Nor’easter by the time she truly gets here, Cranford authorities are asking a good chunk of the North Side to evacuate.

Here’s the map:

(I would like to give kudos to whoever colored in that map. Staying within the lines with a fat highlighter is no picnic.)

With the destination being the Community Center if nowhere else to go.

StarLedger article here with vid of Mayor Dan:

Good luck, people.