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Winter Storm Brings Cold Winter And Light Snow To New York Area

Bitterly Cold Air Leads To Record Lows, Brutal Wind Chills Across Tri-State Area

Winter is keeping its icy grip on the Tri-State area as Arctic air continues to plunge the region into a deep freeze.

02/20/2015

Firefighters respond to a blaze at 100 Terrace Ave. in Hempstead, Long Island, on Feb. 19, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Dozens Spend Night In Shelter After Hempstead Apartment Fire

The Red Cross says about 40 people stayed overnight in a shelter, and more went to friends’ and families’ homes, after a fire raged through a Long Island apartment complex.

02/20/2015

Snow is seen around a house in Yonkers on Jan. 26, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Think Safety While Riding Out Blizzard

The blizzard moving into the Tri-State area poses dangers not only on the roads, but also for your home.

01/26/2015

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Snowy Friday Morning Commute To Follow Dangerously Deep Freeze

Arctic air sent temperatures plummeting across the Tri-State area on Thursday with wind chills driving them even lower.

01/08/2015

A fire tore through several buildings in Newark on Nov. 15, 2014. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Fire Rips Through Newark Homes, Leaves Dozens Homeless

Fire crews evacuated an entire block of Lafayette Street, forcing more than 30 residents out of their homes.

11/16/2014

A crack prompted officials to evacuate this apartment building in Midwood, Brooklyn on Monday, Aug. 4. (Credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Building Remains Under Partial Evacuation Order After Crack Found On Facade

About 20 to 30 people remain homeless after a large crack in the facade of a Brooklyn apartment building prompted an evacuation on Monday.

08/05/2014

FILE -- A woman donates blood at the New York Blood Center (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Red Cross: Lack Of Blood Donations Could Mean Emergency Situation

The American Red Cross on Tuesday was pleading for blood donors to volunteer, with a serious blood shortage looming.

07/22/2014

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Red Cross: Adults And Kids Can Benefit From Swimming Lessons

If you are planning on spending time in the water over the summer you will definitely want to know how to get out of the water alive.

05/26/2014

Charity experts say for-profit businesses are putting "donation" bins next to actual donation bins and the clothes they collect are not being given to those in need.(Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: ‘Donation’ Bins May Be Deceiving Those Trying To Give Back

Charity experts say for-profit businesses are putting “donation” bins next to actual donation bins and the clothes they collect are not being given to those in need.

05/02/2014

FILE -- Man working on Pennsylvania Avenue in Long Beach, L.I. on Oct. 24, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Red Cross Volunteers Help Rebuild Homes Still Damaged From Sandy

More than 70 volunteers worked on homes on Long Island, Brookyn, Queens and Staten Island Saturday still damaged from the storm more than a year later.

03/29/2014

Aisha Wyatts (R), applies for assistance at an American Red Cross disaster relief center at 125th St. and 3rd Avenue a day after an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Red Cross Helping Residents Displaced By East Harlem Blast

The MTA provided buses throughout the night to take people from a Red Cross center to a shelter at the Salvation Army.

03/13/2014

Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Video Roundup: Fatal Building Explosion Rocks East Harlem

The explosion was heard as far as 40 blocks away from the scene. Thick black smoke has been billowing out of the explosion site for hours.

03/12/2014

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Residents Displaced After Flames Rip Through Bronx Homes

The fire devoured an entire section of one home and completely gutted another as firefighters fought to put out hot spots.

03/09/2014

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New York Area’s Brutal Winter May Be Behind Drop In Blood Donations

Red Cross spokesperson Maureen Wellman said that all types of blood are needed especially O-Negative and O-Positive.

02/15/2014

Firefighters on the scene at what was a 6-alarm fire in Union City, Jan. 24, 2014 (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Stubborn Blaze Displaces Dozens In Union City

Approximately 60 residents, some wearing nothing more than robes and pajamas, were evacuated to a school that the Red Cross set up as a temporary shelter.

01/24/2014

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