NYC Office of Emergency Management

Under the new parameters, New York City is divided into six flood zones, pulling in an additional 600,000 residents compared to the A, B and C zones that existed prior to Hurricane Sandy. (Photo: OEM)

New New York City Flood Zones Include 600,000 More Residents

As a result of Hurricane Sandy, New York City is still fine tuning what its response will be should another monster storm strike the region.


One World Trade Center - Aug 8, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Port Authority: Incident At One World Trade Center False Alarm

84 firefighters responded to a report of a smoke condition on the 88th floor.



NYC Office of Emergency Management To Test New Text Message Alert System

On 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.


Mayor Bloomberg announces mandatory evacuations (credit: CBS 2)

New Yorkers Heed Mayor’s Warning, Leave Evacuation Areas In Advance Of Irene

Nearly 270,000 New Yorkers live in the low lying areas most susceptible to flooding and wind damage. The mayor has to decided to get them out of their houses before buses, subways, and commuter trains shut down at noon Saturday, and bridges possibly close as well.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg

New York City Battens Down The Hatches As Irene Begins Her Run Up Coast

Mayor 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.