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Red Cross Creates App For Dealing With Hurricane Sandy

As the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm” approaches, the American Red Cross has set up an application with instructions for what to do in preparation for a storm, as well as during and after the storm passes through.

CBS New York–10/27/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Isaac, Now A Hurricane, Makes Landfall In Southeast Louisiana

More than 20 volunteers from New York City, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley were deployed Monday morning to work on shelter management, mental health support, health services support and logistics.

08/28/2012

Anna Reid (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Babysitter Draws On First Aid Training To Save Choking Child

Babysitter Anna Reid, 15, was feeding 3-year-old Lia Simitz pizza when the toddler took a bite too big and a piece was lodged in her throat.

08/21/2012

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Hey Giants Fans! Prove That You Bleed BLUE At The 3rd Annual Giants Blood Drive

On Saturday, August 25th the New York Giants will be having a major blood drive at the Lexus Club at MetLife Stadium with the American Red Cross.

08/21/2012

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With Blood Supplies At 15-Year Low, American Red Cross Appeals For Donors

The nation’s blood supply dropped to critical levels earlier this summer as storms and wildfires hampered collection efforts.

08/08/2012

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The 5 Best Volunteer Opportunities For Kids In New York

Finding the right fit for the family can be tough, but these area organizations hit it out of the park every time.

CBS New York–07/11/2012

5-year-old Kenley and 3-year-old Kendell Francois (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities Investigating Drowning Deaths Of Young Brothers In Union

The parents of two young brothers who drowned in a neighbor’s Union Township pool said their deaths were nothing more than a tragic accident.

06/29/2012

The Red Cross responds to an apartment complex fire - East Garden City, NY - Apr 11, 2012 (credit: American Red Cross)

Tri-State Area Fires Have Red Cross Workers Working Overtime

The Red Cross volunteers who help out victims of fires have had their hands full in the Tri-State Area lately.

04/16/2012

Blood Drive At Citi Field (Credit: CBS 2)

Mets, American Red Cross Partner To Host Blood Drive At Citi Field

The Mets and the American Red Cross are hosting their second annual blood drive today at Citi Field. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and the American Red Cross said it only takes about an hour to provide help that can save a life.

04/14/2012

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Family Of 5 Jumps Three Stories To Escape Fire in Paterson

One of the children was caught by two firefighters waiting below. In all, seven people were displaced by the fire.

03/24/2012

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Investigators Calling Yonkers Apartment Fire Suspicious

Flames tore through the building on Lincoln Place Monday afternoon. Smoke could be seen for miles.

01/31/2012

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Blood Collection Workers On Strike At Red Cross In Connecticut

The American Red Cross is sending shipments of blood into Connecticut to help fill a gap left by a blood collection workers strike that began last week.

11/10/2011

Frustrated residents of Hicksville, NY made an appearance at a news conference held by LIPA and National Grid on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. (credit: CBS 2)

LIPA Restores Power To Most On Long Island, But Over 4,000 Remain In The Dark

As of Sunday evening, LIPA estimates power has been restored for 99 percent of customers, meaning over 4,000 are still without power.

09/04/2011

A downed tree is seen after Irene - Upper Brookville, NY - Sep 2, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Downed Trees Still Problematic In NYC, L.I. Days After Irene

Trees that came down on Long Island as a result of Hurricane Irene have been cut up and pushed to the side of the road for crews pick up but that doesn’t seem to be the case in many areas.

09/02/2011

Midtown At Midnight, 8-28-11 (credit: Mark Rodriguez/CBS 2)

Hurricane Irene Lashes New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Hurricane Irene is thundering up the east coast, lashing the tri-state with high winds and torrential rain and leaving millions without power.

08/28/2011

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