Office of Emergency Management

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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

A car drives through floodwater in Battery Park in Manhattan on August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC OEM: Get Ready For Hurricane Season

The city’s Office of Emergency Management has a new edition of its Ready New York hurricane guide that includes tips on how to prepare for any emergency as well as how to secure your home before a storm hits and how to develop a hurricane disaster plan.

05/29/2012

John Massas (Credit: CBS 2)

Search Resumes For Body Of Worker Who Fell From Throgs Neck Bridge

John Massas, 35, is a subcontractor with Nuco Painting out of Islandia. Officials said Massas was working underneath the bridge when he slipped.

03/31/2012

Boats are seen from Chopper 880 searching for a worker who had fallen from the Throgs Neck Bridge - Mar 30, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

MTA: Search For Construction Worker At Throgs Neck Bridge Now Recovery Mission

The subcontractor was working underneath the bridge around 8 a.m. when he slipped and fell from a work platform to the water below, officials said.

03/30/2012

A man reads a text message on his cell phone. (file/credit: Franko Lee/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Sending Test Emergency Text Alerts Today

A notification will be displayed on the screen of your mobile device with a text that reads: “Severe alert” or “Extreme alert.”

12/15/2011

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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.

12/14/2011

Christmas Weekend Blizzard in Manhattan (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Determined To Make Residents Forget 2010 Storm Response Blunder

After badly botching last December’s blizzard response, the city sanitation commissioner promised his department is re-tooled and ready for the next one.

11/30/2011

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Construction Worker Injured When Building Collapses In The Bronx

Officials say crews were renovating the first floor when a support column inside gave way.

10/29/2011

Justin Mudge walks through the muddy interior of his great uncle's gun shop which was destroyed by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene on September 1, 2011 in Prattsville, NY.  (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

NYC Officials Kick Off National Preparedness Month; FEMA Offers Tips For Disaster Assistance

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.

09/01/2011

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Health Officials Worried About Mosquitoes In Flooded Communities

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.

09/01/2011

Long Branch Shelter (credit: CBS 2)

Shelter Volunteers Work To Reassure Evacuees From NJ

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.

08/27/2011

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.

08/25/2011

A man tries to cool himself with a bottle of water. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images, FILE)

New York City To Open Cooling Centers As Tri-State Readies For Heat Wave

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.

06/07/2011

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Upper East Side Catholic School Cancels Weekend Activities After Overnight Fire

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused an overnight fire at an Upper East Side Catholic high school.

05/14/2011

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