FEMA releases preliminary flood insurance rate maps
FEMA releases preliminary flood insurance rate maps
South Maggie Hayes 12/10/2013 at 2:22PM

Preliminary flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) were released Thursday as the next step in FEMA’s coastal Flood Insurance Study. Insurance rates could go up by hundreds of dollars for homeowners in flood-prone areas, specifically those in south Queens affected by Sandy. Maps will go into effect in 2015. Following this release, a 90-day appeal and [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Neighborhoods Billy Rennison 12/28/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light north after midnight. EVENT of the WEEKEND: Jazz Night at New York’s Legendary Metropolitan Room The incomparable Stix Bones will be hosting two Jazz Nights [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 12/20/2012 at 7:43AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: A slight chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph EVENT of [...]

Glendale flood heroes honored
Glendale flood heroes honored
News Billy Rennison 9/21/2012 at 1:09AM

Two FDNY EMTs who helped save the life of three residents — including a nun — caught in a Glendale flash flood, were honored recently while Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley renewed calls for an investigation into the flooding. Crowley feted EMTs Jimmy Guailacela and Marilyn Arroyo at the city council stated meeting on Wednesday, September 12 [...]

Flood advisory issued for Queens
News Billy Rennison 8/27/2012 at 12:48PM

Heavy rains and thunderstorms may cause flash flooding throughout the borough. The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory with up to one inch of rain per half hour forecasted to be poured on Queens through 2 p.m. Forty mph winds are expected to accompany the thunderstorm. Heavy rain over a short period of time [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/02/2012 at 7:06AM

EVENT of the DAY: ”West Side Story” at St. Albans Park Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this classic musical set among the tenements of New York City finds star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony caught in the midst of a turf war between rival street gangs. Written by Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, and others. Directed [...]

Flash flood warning issued for Queens
News Billy Rennison 8/01/2012 at 12:19PM

Heavy rains may cause flash floods throughout the borough. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning for Queens lasting until 2 p.m. More than an inch of rain has already fallen in parts of Queens and one to two more inches is possible. Some flooding is already occurring and is imminent [...]

Flood advisory issued in Queens
Flood advisory issued in Queens
News Billy Rennison 5/21/2012 at 9:27AM

A flood advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) as a result of the morning’s heavy rains. Rain was falling at rates up to an inch per hour, flooding roadways, underpasses and low-lying areas. A special weather statement was also issued by the agency due to the thunderstorms in the area. The [...]