Volunteers were loading up a Red Cross truck in Mineola as they prepare to travel to Springfield, Massachusetts to help the victims of the tornado.
A massive storm that prompted a tornado watch throughout the Tri-state area Wednesday, slammed into Massachusetts, spawning at least two late-afternoon tornadoes.
While still providing aid to dozens of countries overseas, AmeriCares has been sending relief to flood and tornado stricken states in the south and Midwest.
A powerful storm system that killed more than 270 people across the South tore through the Tri-State area Thursday.
Pat Hensley spent the morning trying to re-work her travel plans so she could be home with family in St. Louis by Easter Sunday. An apparent twister that roared though Lambert Airport made any direct flights into the city impossible.
The Barnum Museum said the $40,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation will go toward an architectural review to determine the scope of the damage.
City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and Rep. Anthony Weiner cited damage in Middle Village following the September macroburst that struck the area as the reason for wanting to relocate the power lines.
As the wicked winds and torrential rains wreaked havoc through New York City on Sept. 16, the storm’s two tornadoes did far more damage on 60-year-old Bill Levakis.
You can thank Mother Nature for a freak hailstorm that pounded parts of the Tri-State, coating the streets and sidewalks with walnut-sized balls of ice.
Paterson said he was seeking Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance in all five boroughs for the costs of response, debris removal and repairs to public property.
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials hit the Big Apple on Wednesday to see whether the damage from last week’s storm meets the threshold of $25 million for federal aid.
Mayor Bloomberg said his presence and the media coverage in tornado-ravaged neighborhoods could get in the way and be detrimental to the cleanup.
Four days after devastating storms ripped through the area, streets in Queens were still a mess.
The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that two tornadoes and a macroburst struck the New York City area on Thursday evening.
The Long Island Rail Road has resumed service to and from Penn Station through Jamaica Friday morning.
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