The fire devoured an entire section of one home and completely gutted another as firefighters fought to put out hot spots.
Red Cross spokesperson Maureen Wellman said that all types of blood are needed especially O-Negative and O-Positive.
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.
As much as a foot of snow is forecast to fall in some areas overnight Thursday into Friday and temperatures are expected to plummet.
A suburban New York house owned by former KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley has gone up in flames.
Residents were evacuated on Saturday night as a fast-moving fire ripped through an apartment complex in Union Township, N.J.
The funds will be used to help almost 5,700 senior citizens who live along the east and south shores of Staten Island, in the Coney Island and Red Hook sections of Brooklyn and the Far Rockaway section of Queens.
Mount Vernon Deputy Chief John Battista said the fire was shooting out of every entrance to the basement and the rear of the house.
Evidence of Sandy’s wrath still remains in communities across Long Island. Nearly 100,000 buildings were destroyed in the storm, causing more than $8 billion in damage. Parts of the Long Island Rail Road were washed away and permanent repairs won’t be finished for another five years.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday from hard-hit Long Beach on Long Island that the American Red Cross has pledged an additional $6 million to storm victims.
Thanks to the American Red Cross, some Superstorm Sandy victims remained in hotels this weekend despite the end of a city-sponsored program.
But the Red Cross said Friday that it had committed up to $1 million to extend the hotels of many of those families.
“The best thing we can offer somebody is to have a little bit of peace of mind in a tense situation,” Jeff O’Neil with the Red Cross said.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday in the flood- and fire-ravaged Breezy Point section of Queens, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman questioned whether aid money has been spent urgently enough in the nearly nine months since the storm.
A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for New York City and until 8 p.m. Tuesday for Westchester and Rockland counties and parts of Connecticut. An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of New Jersey.