A fire ripped through the Roosa Gap Forest and the Shawangunk Ridge State Forest in Sullivan and Alster counties on Monday, May 4. (Credit: CBS2)

Evacuations Ordered In Ulster County Due To Forest Fire

Evacuations were under way in upstate Ulster County Monday evening due to a major forest fire.


Todt Hill, Staten Island Fire

Homes Evacuated After Reported Explosion On Staten Island; 3 Injured

Homes in a three-block radius were evacuated on Staten Island Wednesday, after a reported explosion and fire in one house.


Old Bridge Fire

Brush Fire Prompts Evacuations In Old Bridge, N.J.

Several homes in Old Bridge Township have been evacuated as firefighters battle a growing brush fire in the central New Jersey community.


A home along the shore in the Rockaways ravaged by Superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Judge Rejects City’s Evacuation Plans For The Disabled During Emergencies

A federal judge has ruled that New York City has violated the law by failing to adequately plan for the evacuation and protection of disabled people during emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy or the Sept. 11 attacks.


SoHo Manhole Fires

Outages, Evacuations After Manhole Fires Erupt In SoHo

Flames erupted in several manholes late Monday afternoon along Broadway in SoHo.


Flatiron Evacuations

Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of 9 Buildings In Flatiron District

Nine buildings in Chelsea were evacuated Tuesday, after a gas leak erupted.


Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Grenade Scare Leaves Roadway Shut Down In Ridgefield Park, N.J.

A major roadway was shut down in Ridgefield Park, N.J. Sunday afternoon, police found what they thought may have been a hand grenade inside a car.


Mamaroneck Harbor Oct. 29, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Cuomo Announces Multiple Bridge Closures As Sandy Wreaks Havoc Across Region

Hurricane Sandy is battering the Tri-State Area, prompting bridge and tunnel closures around New York City.


New York City Prepares For Direct Hit By Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Sandy Evacuation Orders And Shelter Locations In Tri-State Area

NEW YORK CITY: Mandatory evacuations in effect for residents living in Zone A which includes: • Coney Island, Manhattan Beach and Red Hook and other areas along the East River in Brooklyn; • All of […]


Breezy Point On Map Of Zone A (credit: http://www.nyc.gov)

Some Residents In Evacuation Zone May Defy Orders To Leave

Bloomberg said that while those who defy the evacuation orders will not be arrested, he cautioned that it would be a selfish decision because it would potentially put first responders at risk if the residents need to be rescued.


Gov. Chris Christie Holds News Conference Oct. 28, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Christie Warns Against Complacency As Residents Still Cleaning Up From Irene Brace For Damage

While the exact track of the Category One storm is still unclear, “it’s going to make landfall in New Jersey, that’s clear,” Christie told reporters Sunday afternoon.


New York Stock Exchange NYSE

After Irene, New York Stock Exchange Will Open Monday

Operators of the historic Big Board and other major U.S. exchanges said they plan to open for trading as usual. Their announcements came after city officials said damage from Tropical Storm Irene wasn’t as severe as feared in New York’s financial district.


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces the evacuations (credit: CBS 2)

U.S. To Evacuate Hundreds Of Americans From Libya

The State Department believes there are about 600 U.S. citizens along with several thousand dual U.S.-Libyan nationals currently in Libya.