Coronavirus Update: NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Says City's Biggest Need Is Medical PersonnelCriswell says it is more important than ever for people to not let their guard down and to continue to practice social distancing.
Volunteers Prepare For Disaster, Practice Fighting Fires And Saving Lives In NYC's Emergency SimulationThe city's emergency management department held a disaster simulation in the Inwood section of Manhattan, to get volunteers trained.
De Blasio Names Replacement For Fired OEM Head Joe EspositoMayor Bill de Blasio has named a new head for the city’s Office of Emergency Management.
New York Weather: NYC, Tri-State Area Bracing For Several Inches Of Snow Sunday Night Into MondayBe ready to dig out from a good-sized winter storm on Monday morning.
Who Is Joseph Esposito?Joseph J. Esposito was an award-winning New York City police chief at the time of his retirement, a year before being appointed Office of Emergency Management commissioner in 2014.
'Ready Girl' Saves The Day With Emergency Preparedness EducationMeet 'Ready Girl,' NYC Emergency Management's super-charged hero, dedicated to spreading the word about disaster preparedness.
New New York City Flood Zones Include 600,000 More ResidentsAs a result of Hurricane Sandy, New York City is still fine tuning what its response will be should another monster storm strike the region.
Port Authority: Incident At One World Trade Center False Alarm84 firefighters responded to a report of a smoke condition on the 88th floor.
NYC Office of Emergency Management To Test New Text Message Alert SystemOn 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.
New Yorkers Heed Mayor's Warning, Leave Evacuation Areas In Advance Of IreneNearly 270,000 New Yorkers live in the low lying areas most susceptible to flooding and wind damage. The mayor has to decided to get them out of their houses before buses, subways, and commuter trains shut down at noon Saturday, and bridges possibly close as well.
New York City Battens Down The Hatches As Irene Begins Her Run Up CoastMayor 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.