Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
The new set of shows begins in Colorado Springs, and Hunter Hayes is again signed on as Carrie’s opening act. In addition, Carrie got a bit ‘blown away’ herself today, too–find out why.
Suffolk County officials have called for a mandatory evacuation of Fire Island by 2 p.m. Sunday.
As the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm” approaches, the American Red Cross has set up an application with instructions for what to do in preparation for a storm, as well as during and after the storm passes through.
The singer will participate in the 2013 TV contest “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” If he wins, his prize goes to the American Red Cross.
The New York Yankees are pitching in to help out with the Hurricane Isaac relief effort. The team announced Sunday they will donate more than $25,000 to support the Red Cross Gulf Coast region relief effort associated with storm.
Hurricane Isaac sidestepped New Orleans on Wednesday, sending the worst of its howling wind and heavy rain into a cluster of rural fishing villages that had few defenses against the slow-moving storm that could bring days of unending rain.
The Red Cross has offered support to those who witnessed Friday’s Midtown shooting near the Empire State Building. The organization is typically known for offering shelter, food and clothing during disasters. But the non-profit also said they help out with cold drinks and snacks for first responders, and mental health services for bystanders who witness traumatic events.
The Red Cross said they’re trying to get the word out that blood donations are badly needed.
The idea is to boost communication and response. The devastating Halloween weekend freak snowstorm wiped out power to most residents, some for more than a week.
Dozens of people are homeless after a seven-story building in Hempstead went up in flames Sunday night.
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.
Last year, the Tri-State Area couldn’t avoid the wrath of hurricane season. So, this year, it’s recommended that you get prepared, WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reported.
It took firefighters from two counties more than two hours to bring the fire under control. At least three townhouses were destroyed.
Investigators say the fire started inside a ground-floor laundromat and quickly spread to the apartments above and nearby building.
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