hurricane season

Experts Urge Residents To Organize Disaster Relief KitsOnly 15 percent of Americans are prepared for a disaster, according to Allstate's Paul Dellauniversita.
L.I. Officials Urge Preparedness For Upcoming Hurricane SeasonAlthough forecasters are expecting a slower-than-usual hurricane season, officials are still advising residents to be ready.
Forecasters Predict Slow Atlantic Hurricane SeasonA slower-than-usual hurricane season is expected this year because of an expected El Nino, federal forecasters said Thursday, but they warned that it takes only one storm to wreak havoc and urged Americans to be prepared.
Red Cross Holds Hurricane Preparedness Session In Long Beach"The best thing we can offer somebody is to have a little bit of peace of mind in a tense situation," Jeff O'Neil with the Red Cross said.
Expert Offers Insurance Tips For This Year's Hurricane SeasonNo one has forgotten Superstorm Sandy, which caused billions of dollars in damage, so how do you make sure you're covered financially if another big storm heads our way?
Tropical Storm Andrea Poised To Soak Entire Tri-State AreaForecasters say the remains from Andrea will approach from the south, bringing heavy rain to the state on Friday. The rain could produce small stream and urban flooding.
L.I. Officials Urge Preparedness For Upcoming Hurricane SeasonA new survey shows that even in the wake of Sandy and Irene most coastal residents maintain a false sense of security and aren't taking proper action to prepare for hurricanes, said John Miller, CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island.
Port Authority To Spend $59 Million On Hurricane PrepThe Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is spending $59 million to prepare its facilities for the upcoming hurricane season. The Port Authority's Board of Commissioners approved the money at its monthly meeting Wednesday.
Nassau County Executive Candidate Proposes 'Disaster Czar'Democrat Adam Haber proposes naming a "disaster czar" to handle a county-wide emergency management and information system that he says would give Nassau County the response it did not get after Sandy.
Beach Restoration Project Fast-Tracked For Staten IslandThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will work together on short-term measures to build up the east and south shores of the borough decimated in superstorm Sandy.
Seen At 11: Preparing For The Perfect StormNew York City officials say there's no need to panic because extreme weather danger isn't imminent. And just in case it ever is, they said they do have a plan.
NYC OEM: Get Ready For Hurricane SeasonThe city's Office of Emergency Management has a new edition of its Ready New York hurricane guide that includes tips on how to prepare for any emergency as well as how to secure your home before a storm hits and how to develop a hurricane disaster plan.