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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.


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.


Red Cross workers (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Red Cross Workers Authorize Strike

Larry Dorman, a spokesman for the AFSCME Local 3145, would not release the vote totals but said a “clear margin” was in favor of authorizing a strike. He said Red Cross workers in other states also will be taking strike authorization votes this week.


The site of an apartment fire - Glen Cove, NY - May 20, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

11 People Hospitalized After Apartment Fire In Glen Cove

At least five volunteer fire departments helped douse the flames of a fire that broke out in an apartment on Glen Street around 12:25 a.m.


Local residents walk past debris, including an overturned fishing boat, in the town of Minamisanriku. (YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images)

How To Help The Quake & Tsunami Victims In Japan

To find out how you can help the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan call 311 or go to the 311 website. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is also collecting funds. You […]


In this photo released by Nexco East Japan, a worker inspects a caved-in section of the Joban Motorway near Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, after one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in Japan slammed its eastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Nexco East Japan via kyodo News)

Expert: In Case Of Massive Tsunami Long Island Would Be Doomed

As the horror of the historic Japan earthquake and devastating tsunami is broadcast across our television screens, anxious homeowners who live in local coastal communities are asking: could it happen here?


Red Cross Treadmill 10K

WCBS 880 spoke to Nathan Rudy about the Red Cross Treadmill 10K fundraiser going on this week.


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Westchester Man Donates 70th Pint Of Blood

For the past 36 years, every eight to 10 weeks, 79-year-old Joe Mannana has donated blood and he’s hit yet another milestone. This past week, Mannana donated his 70th pint of blood.


A raging fire in Perth Amboy, NJ left at least 100 people homeless after it ripped through at least two apartment complexes. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Rips Through N.J. Apartment Complex, Dozens Homeless

Edward Quezada and his wife had bought all of their Christmas gifts for their 8- and 13-year-old children. But the gifts are now gone after a fire ripped through Quezada’s apartment complex in Perth Amboy, N.J. on Sunday evening.


A raging fire in Perth Amboy, NJ left at least 100 people homeless after it ripped through at least two apartment complexes. (credit: CBS 2)

At Least 100 Homeless After Raging Perth Amboy Fire

A raging fire destroyed home after home in Perth Amboy Sunday night, leaving at least 100 people with nowhere to go just days before Christmas.


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Staten Island Red Cross Searching For Shelter

The American Red Cross has helped find housing for residents left homeless after emergencies for well over 100 years; now it’s the Staten Island Chapter that finds itself searching for shelter.

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