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NYC Emergency Management Officials Urge Storm Preparedness

Do you know what to do if disaster strikes?

09/05/2014

Severe storms strike the Tri-State Area. (Credit: Alf Daland

Severe Weather Hits Tri-State Area; Tropical Storm Arthur Headed North

Severe weather brought lightning and drenching rains to the Tri-State area early Wednesday evening, while Tropical Storm Arthur threatened parts of the East Coast.

07/02/2014

Joseph Nimmich (L), FEMA associate administrator for Response and Recovery, Joseph F. Bruno (C), commissioner, New York City Office of Emergency Management and Kathryn Sullivan (R), NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Administrator (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City OEM Commissioner Joseph Bruno Resigns

Mayoral spokeswoman Marti Adams said Joseph Bruno will be stepping down on June 27.

06/18/2014

Post-Disaster Housing

New Post-Disaster Apartment Prototype In One Night In Brooklyn

New York City is leading the drive to be ready in case of another housing emergency like the one that followed Superstorm Sandy.

06/11/2014

Firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem   (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Investigations Into East Harlem Explosion Under Way

Investigations into the East Harlem explosion have been launched by the Fire Department of New York, Con Edison, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board.

03/12/2014

Colleen Daddino of Metuchen, NJ shared this photo with us on Feb. 5, 2014. (credit: Colleen Daddino via Facebook)

Another Round Of Winter Weather Could Mean A Messy Morning For Commuters

The New York area is in line for another round of winter weather that could make for a messy morning commute.

02/17/2014

Snow surrounds a car on Feb. 5, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Another Round Of Winter Weather Hits The Tri-State Area

The snow plows are out and hitting the roads once again. Snow covered streets and an icy landscape have become the norm this winter and more snow is poised to top off the piles that are already there.

02/09/2014

A woman crosses a street after an overnight snow storm followed by freezing rain in New York, February 5, 2014. (Photo EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Primary Roads ‘In Good Shape’

A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for most of the region as a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected to fall throughout the day.

02/05/2014

Emergency responders on the scene after a possible explosion at a building on Lexington Avenue on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Popped Tire Causes Explosion Scare In Manhattan

Police, firefighters and other first responders were called on reports of a possible explosion at an apartment building on Lexington Avenue in Kips Bay.

01/27/2014

Mario Danner Jr. and  Marina Lopez (credit: NYPD)

Official Defends Early Morning AMBER Alert, Notes Cell Phone Alarms Are ‘Rarity’

The blaring alarm, sent at 3:51 a.m., left many wondering if the message was accidentally sent out too early, or whether it was needed at all.

07/17/2013

FILE - Children play in water sprayed from a fire hydrant in the Bronx. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Heat Advisories, Warnings In Effect As Temperatures Soar Into The 90s

It’s another week of hot weather across the Tri-State Area as temperatures are expected to be in the 90s through the weekend. A heat advisory is in effect for New York City until midnight Tuesday.

07/15/2013

July 5 Heat, Sun

Blazing Heat, Humidity Make For Misery Across Tri-State Area

The outside world felt like a trip to the steam room Friday – and the trend was expected to continue through the weekend with temperatures forecast in the 90s each and every day.

07/05/2013

Water Mains Break In Monmouth County (Credit: CBS 2)

Water Nightmare Continues For Monmouth County Residents After Three Water Mains Break

The water nightmare is continuing on Saturday for hundreds of thousands of people near the Jersey Shore, as three broken water mains in Monmouth County knocked out service on Friday night.

06/30/2012

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Security Gate Collapse In Brooklyn Raises Awareness About Potential Dangers

Meanwhile, the woman and child crushed when the gate collapsed onto the Park Slope sidewalk Thursday are out of the hospital.

06/08/2012

Officials are investigating what caused this security gate in Park Slope, Brooklyn to collapse. (credit: CBS 2)

Babysitter, Child Injured After Security Gate Crashes Down In Park Slope

Sparks flew as workers took apart and then removed the crippled steel gate. Emergency crews converged on the scene at 225 5th Avenue — outside the 5th Avenue Cat Clinic — shortly after the incident occurred around 4:15 p.m.

06/07/2012

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