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A graphic presented by NOAA  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) of potential storm surge flooding in the Gulf Coast region as NOAA issued the initial outlook for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season during a press conference May 22, 2014 at the New York City Office of Emergency Management's Emergency Operations Center in Brooklyn.  (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

L.I. Officials Urge Preparedness For Upcoming Hurricane Season

Although forecasters are expecting a slower-than-usual hurricane season, officials are still advising residents to be ready.

05/30/2014

Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA Administrator, issues the initial outlook for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season during a press conference on May 22, 2014 at the New York City Office of Emergency Management's Emergency Operations Center in Brooklyn. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Forecasters Predict Slow Atlantic Hurricane Season

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.

05/22/2014

American Red Cross holds hurricane preparedness session in Long Beach, N.Y., August 14, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

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.

08/14/2013

Jeanne Salvatore of the Insurance Information Institute on the Couch Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (credit: WLNY)

Expert Offers Insurance Tips For This Year’s Hurricane Season

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?

08/09/2013

In this handout satellite image provided by NOAA, Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, forms June 5, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Tropical Storm Andrea Poised To Soak Entire Tri-State Area

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.

06/06/2013

Long Island officials urge preparedness for upcoming hurricane season (credit: Mona Rivera)

L.I. Officials Urge Preparedness For Upcoming Hurricane Season

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.

05/31/2013

Floodwaters rush into the Hoboken PATH station during Sandy (credit: Port Authority)

Port Authority To Spend $59 Million On Hurricane Prep

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.

05/29/2013

Adam Haber, candidate for Nassau County Executive (file / credit: Adam Haber for County Executive)

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.

05/07/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announcing beach rebuilding plans on Staten Island March 4, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Beach Restoration Project Fast-Tracked For Staten Island

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.

03/04/2013

Hurricane Irene

Seen At 11: Preparing For The Perfect Storm

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.

10/04/2012

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

NYC OEM: Get Ready For Hurricane Season

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.

05/29/2012