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A brush fire burns in Inwood Hill Park on April 21, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Warn Of Increased Risk Of Brush Fires Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued “red flag” warning, which indicates a combination of dry fuels and weather conditions could support extreme fire danger and make fire fighting difficult.

04/23/2014

National Preparedness Month banner in Staten Island, Sept. 4, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City, Feds Launch Ad Campaign For National Preparedness Month

FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, speaking in Staten Island Wednesday, said six in 10 families do not have a disaster preparedness plan.

09/04/2013

Oil sheen and absorbent pad in Paerdegat Basin Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Coast Guard Overseeing Clean-Up Of Brooklyn Oil Spill

National Grid was replacing a gas main through the waterway near Jamaica Bay on Thursday when something went wrong, causing the caustic petroleum-cement mixture to spill out.

09/30/2012