Nearly 270,000 New Yorkers live in the low lying areas most susceptible to flooding and wind damage. The mayor has to decided to get them out of their houses before buses, subways, and commuter trains shut down at noon Saturday, and bridges possibly close as well.
The federal agency that governs workplace safety has sent a letter to 63 New York City theaters saying future inspections of the venues will include reviews of their emergency action plans.
The rain moved out Monday morning but it left its mark across the Tri-State.
A five-alarm fire raged in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, leaving at least 18 firefighters and three residents with minor injuries.
The fire department says a faulty feeder overheated in the subbasement Friday morning. That created a smoky condition that elevated levels of the gas.
Residents in Suffolk County are having a much calmer morning after Saturday’s emergency wake-up call. A leak in a 30,000-gallon underground propane tank led to the evacuation of about 900 homes in Shirley.
Workers fixed a propane gas leak in Shirley that prompted authorities to evacuate 900 homes. CBS 2 learned late Saturday evening that residents were being allowed to return home.
The FAA says a Piedmont Airlines flight from Hilton Head, S.C., lost radio contact Saturday as it approached the area, prompted police to issue an evacuation order.
Twenty-six displaced families who were sent to live in shelters and hotels across the city returned to their apartments Monday.
Dozens of families are out of their homes after the fire department shut down a section of their Bronx apartment building.
State police Lt. J. Paul Vance says a TSA worker spotted something that looked suspicious while screening bags and alerted state police shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday.
Police said students at Wayne Hills High were forced to wait on the bleachers of the football field as police investigate the report of a suspicious package.
The pounding rain wreaked havoc around the tri-state area last night and, as CBS 2′s Mark Morgan reports, Nassau County was hit especially hard.
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