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Not all Rockaway residents evacuated
News Terence M. Cullen 11/03/2012 at 1:06PM

Billy Orr was one of many who decided to stay and ride out Sandy as it swept through the New York metropolitan area between Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30. The five-year Rockaway resident was not in town for Hurricane Irene, but many evacuated during that 2011 storm, which only brought stronger than normal [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/01/2012 at 7:42AM

Today’s Forecast Thursday: A slight chance of showers after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 56. West wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday night: A slight chance of showers before 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Limited subway service returns [...]

Safety tips for returning home after Hurricane Sandy
News Queens Courier Staff 10/31/2012 at 5:31PM

When conditions allow, thousands of displaced residents will leave family members’ houses and evacuation centers to return home. When returning, residents should pack a cleanup kit and inspect their homes before entering. Here are some tips to ensure your return home is a safe one: • Check for downed or loose power lines and gas [...]

Old Howard Beach residents wonder why they weren’t evacuated
Old Howard Beach residents wonder why they weren’t evacuated
News Terence M. Cullen 10/31/2012 at 5:29PM

As the flood waters from Hurricane Sandy ebb back in to Jamaica Bay, some are questioning why residents of Howard Beach were not evacuated. Howard Beach lies on the edge of Evacuation Zone A, which, for Queens, includes the Rockaways, parts of Long Island City, Broad Channel and nearby Hamilton Beach. “Our lives were put [...]

Mayor orders mandatory evacuations for Rockaways, Hamilton Beach and Broad Channel
Mayor orders mandatory evacuations for Rockaways, Hamilton Beach and Broad Channel
News Billy Rennison 10/28/2012 at 11:46AM

With Hurricane Sandy making its way for New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the mandatory evacuations of Zone A areas which includes the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach. Parts of other low-lying Queens areas are also being evacuated.  Click here for the map of the evacuation areas. The low-lying coastal areas are [...]