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Many Rockaway residents ignore evacuation, remain home
Many Rockaway residents ignore evacuation, remain home
News Terence M. Cullen 10/28/2012 at 8:07PM

Despite calls from elected officials in the area, many Rockaway residents say they’re staying, and have hunkered down for the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced earlier today that NYCHA would begin shutting down elevator service, heating and hot water in the 26 housing developments within Zone A as a means to drive [...]

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 [...]

City agencies prepping for “Frankenstorm”
Central Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 3:14PM

With Hurricane Sandy barreling toward the city, city agencies are preparing for the possible massive storm. The heavy rain and strong winds can cause unsafe conditions throughout the public transportation system and on the city’s bridges and tunnels.  No decision has been made yet as to whether there will be any service stoppages during the storm. “We [...]

Governor declares state of emergency as Hurricane Sandy heads for Queens
Governor declares state of emergency as Hurricane Sandy heads for Queens
Central Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 12:33PM

Meteorologists expect the pre-Halloween hurricane horror “Frankenstorm” to strike Queens early Monday with the strongest surge coming later that day. Hurricane Sandy has already blown through Haiti and Cuba and is forecasted to make a significant impact on a large portion of the New York metro area, said National Weather Service meteorologist David Stark.  Due to [...]