Migrants evacuated from Floyd Bennett Field shelter ahead of storm

City officials evacuated the mega-migrant shelter at Floyd Bennett Field Tuesday afternoon amid safety concerns ahead of the arrival of a major coastal storm.

Some 1,900 migrants residing at the Marine Park shelter were removed from the facility due to an updated forecast, which is predicting increased wind speeds at over 70 miles per hour, heavy rain and possible flooding.

“The health and safety of migrants in our care is always a top priority, which is why we are currently overseeing the relocation of 1,900 guests from the humanitarian emergency response and relief center at Floyd Bennett Field,” a spokesperson for City Hall confirmed to Brooklyn Paper. “To be clear, this relocation is a proactive measure being taken out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals working and living at the center.”