Sunday was a frigid and windblown day in the Tri-State Area, which sparked forest fires, sent debris flying through the streets, and had people gearing up for what they fear is a glimpse of winter weather to come.
Sixteen new trucks along with a new computerized communications system should prevent the kind of snow plowing disaster that occurred last winter, Highways Superintendent Dan Losquadro said.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not mince words about the Long Island Power Authority’s handling of superstorm Sandy and the snowstorm that followed. So now, Newark-based PSEG has set up a subsidiary on Long Island.
Bellevue now uses the state health department’s Evacuation of Facilities in Disasters System. The state launched the e-FINDS wrist band system over the summer, in time for the 2013 hurricane season.
The lawsuit was brought by about a million angry customers who were without power for weeks in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan.
The mid-November snowfall caught many by surprise and continued steadily through rush hour.
The so-called “passive house” is so energy efficient that it doesn’t have a furnace or central air conditioning and could save the homeowner thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.
Images from the eye of the storm show mountains of debris floating through waterlogged streets, rain falling in torrential sheets and powerful winds bringing down trees and power lines.
The funds will be used to help almost 5,700 senior citizens who live along the east and south shores of Staten Island, in the Coney Island and Red Hook sections of Brooklyn and the Far Rockaway section of Queens.
The Department of Buildings issued a warning to property owners Friday to secure construction sites and buildings as high winds whip through the area.
“This is part of our after action review. We acted very quickly to get these vehicles so that we would have it in time for this hurricane season,” said fire commissioner Sal Cassano.
The first anniversary of superstorm Sandy has come and gone, but the rebuilding continues.
Meantime, a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government’s flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.
Candles and flashlights will light up the shore along the East Coast as survivors of Superstorm Sandy pay their respects to what was lost when the storm roared ashore one year ago.