City, Feds Launch Ad Campaign For National Preparedness MonthFEMA administrator Craig Fugate, speaking in Staten Island Wednesday, said six in 10 families do not have a disaster preparedness plan.
NYC Sending Test Emergency Text Alerts TodayA notification will be displayed on the screen of your mobile device with a text that reads: "Severe alert" or "Extreme alert."
NYC Office of Emergency Management To Test New Text Message Alert SystemOn Thursday, officials will send six test messages between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon customers who have mobile devices that are enabled to receive emergency alerts.
New York City Battens Down The Hatches As Irene Begins Her Run Up CoastMayor Bloomberg said that senior citizen homes, nursing homes and hospitals in low-lying areas "must evacuate" by 8 p.m. Friday unless they are able to show that their location or provisions for back-up power would allow them to stay safe.
Post-Christmas Blizzard Lessons Learned, But Some Still Upset"Over a foot of snow in five hours so that's a heavy, heavy rate, but we managed to keep all of the highways and primaries open," said Bernard Sullivan of the Sanitation Department.