In case you're wondering whether the rats have started fortifying themselves for the storm underneath garbage can forts...fear not: NYC is turning 25,000 corner trash cans upside down to reduce risk of hurting anyone, or flying through the air when Hurricane Irene arrives—in case it's slipped your mind, the hurricane is due to hit the city in the early hours of Sunday. They're asking residents not to touch or move them for the next 48 hours. However, we warn you to watch out for flying rats (and water rats) during the storm, especially since no one wants to come face-to-face with a 3-foot Gambian pouched rat.