Hurricane Irene

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2 In The Kitchen: Tinga’s Blackened Catfish Tacos

Tinga Taqueria in Millburn, NJ was devastated by Irene one year ago. After nearly one year, they are reopened and better than ever! Check out this recipe for their blackened catfish tacos.

08/28/2012

A flooded street following Hurricane Irene - Little Falls, NJ - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

North Jersey Communities Still Struggling Nearly A Year After Irene

Some people still aren’t back in their homes and debris is still being cleared from the Passaic River.

08/27/2012

Somerset County, NJ on Sept. 9, 2011 (credit: Gerry Jurrens via Facebook.com/cbsnewyork)

Lawmaker Calls For Stiffer Penalties For Violating Road Closure Signage In New Jersey

State Senator Kip Bateman from Somerville said when drivers don’t follow the road closure signs, they put themselves and first responders at risk, while also diverting attention from the main incident. The bill sponsored by Bateman would increase the fine from $100 to $250 and may require drivers to pay for the cost of their rescue.

08/26/2012

Catskills (file / via Wikipedia)

Contest Looks For New Slogan For Catskills

The Catskill Park Resource Foundation is running a contest asking people to come up with a new slogan to promote tourism in the area.

07/11/2012

Emergency command vehicles lined up outside a hurricane conference in Uniondale, NY on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Officials Meet On L.I. To Discuss Hurricane Preparedness

More than 600 first responders, emergency managers and elected officials from the region are attending the two-day conference on hurricane preparedness in Uniondale, sponsored by the Long Island Power Authority.

05/30/2012

A car drives through floodwater in Battery Park in Manhattan on August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Red Cross Recommends Getting Ready For A Hurricane

Last year, the Tri-State Area couldn’t avoid the wrath of hurricane season. So, this year, it’s recommended that you get prepared, WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reported.

05/27/2012

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Staten Island Hospital Conducts Drill To Prepare For Mass Casualty Scenarios

Employees at a Staten Island hospital spent the day preparing for disaster on Monday.

04/30/2012

Pompton Lake Dam (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Report: Dam And Floodgate System In North Jersey Isn’t Responsible For Flooding

The nearly 600-page report found that the Pompton Lakes Dam floodgates worked correctly during Hurricane Irene last August and during flooding in March of 2010 and March of 2011.

04/12/2012

A tree stump in Isham Park in the Inwood neighborhood - New York, NY - Mar 1, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Parks Dept. Cuts Down Over 100 Trees In Inwood Park

Park upkeep or a war on trees? It depends who you ask in one Upper Manhattan neighrborhood.

03/01/2012

Cranford, NJ

6 Months After Hurricane Irene, Tri-State Area Still Dealing With The Aftermath

Nearly six months after Hurricane Irene, some Tri-State Area residents are still picking up the pieces. Many residents across New Jersey and Connecticut are still faced with cleanup and issues surrounding FEMA funds.

02/28/2012

Brookside Place School (credit: CBS2)

Cranford Elementary School Finally Reopens After Irene

Six months after Irene hit the Tri-State area, things are finally getting back to normal in one New Jersey town.

02/27/2012

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Malloy Partially Activates Conn. Emergency Center For High Winds

A wind advisory has been issued for Connecticut until midnight Friday. Southwest winds are forecast to remain strong through the afternoon and into this evening with gusts to 50 mph at times.

01/13/2012

A flooded street following Hurricane Irene - Little Falls, NJ - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Post-Irene Sting Operation Nabs 12 Unregistered Home Repair Contractors

A home repair sting staged after Tropical Storm Irene has resulted in charges against a dozen unregistered contractors in New Jersey.

01/04/2012

Damage from Hurricane Irene is seen from a helicopter carrying Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Connecticut National Guard)

Malloy Shoots Down Suggestion About Irene Food Stamp Investigation

The lawyer for 17 Connecticut state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving federal aid after Hurricane Irene said workers who didn’t intend to break the law be allowed to repay money they received.

01/02/2012

CBS 2's Lou Young

Through A New York Eye: CBS 2′s Lou Young Looks Back On 2011

The eye remembers the strangest things; Like news itself, not always the most important or profound.

01/02/2012

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