As a result, some doors are being widened, and some pallets are being swapped out for smaller models.
And while there is concern that aggressively preparing city residents for a storm that never came could make the warning less effective next time — think of the boy who cried wolf — 34-year-old Brooklyn resident Raluca Preda said it’s far better to know.
A year ago, Preda hunkered down in her apartment with her boyfriend and a stash of food, water, and movies, only to find that Irene presented little threat.
Still, Preda has no complaints.
“I think they did a great job,” she said. “They prepared people. There was a lot of information, a lot of live coverage. They were very transparent.”