Although forecasters are expecting a slower-than-usual hurricane season, officials are still advising residents to be ready.
A 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.
“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.
No 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?
Forecasters 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.
A 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.
The 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.
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.
The 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.
New 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.
The 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.