New York City Office of Emergency Management

One lane of Route 35N closed in Belmar due to flooding from the Shark River. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Nor’easter Brings Heavy Rain, Wind To Tri-State, Leaves Some Areas Flooded

A flood watch is in effect through late Tuesday night for New York City, parts of Long Island, Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Putnam counties as well as for parts of Connecticut, New Jersey.

12/09/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a meeting with representatives on New York's planned response to an Ebola case on Oct. 16, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo: New York State Stepping Up Ebola Training, Protocols

We’re ready. We’re prepared. That was the message Thursday from state and city officials gearing up to deal with a potential Ebola outbreak.

10/16/2014

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