Office of Emergency Management
After badly botching last December’s blizzard response, the city sanitation commissioner promised his department is re-tooled and ready for the next one.
Officials say crews were renovating the first floor when a support column inside gave way.
As families across the Tri-State continue to clean up from storm damage caused by Irene, officials in New York City are kicking off “National Preparedness Month” by urging residents to plan ahead for catastrophe.
With confirmed cases of West Nile virus around the Tri-State area, health officials are concerned about the large amounts of standing water and flooding left by hurricane-turned-tropical storm Irene.
The first rain and wind from Hurricane Irene arrived in New Jersey by midday Saturday, and by the evening,thousands of evacuees headed to local shelters to wait out the storm.
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.
A Heat Advisory will in effect from noon to 8 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday because of temperatures in the mid 90′s.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused an overnight fire at an Upper East Side Catholic high school.
The Office of Emergency Management warned Friday morning drivers to listen to traffic reports, use major streets or highways and drive slowly.
Winter can be a dangerous time for New Yorkers with the extreme cold, snow, ice, sleet and freezing rain. There are several steps you can take to stay safe.
The Fire Department of New York has reported a backlog of 1,300 911 emergency calls.
Much of the East Coast is watching and waiting for an unwelcome guest this holiday weekend: Hurricane Earl.
Hurricane Danielle is blamed for the rough surf at the Jersey Shore Monday – but the real concern is Hurricane Earl, which is headed in our direction.