Hurricane Irene

Ozone Park couple says unstable tree unsafe
Ozone Park couple says unstable tree unsafe
News Melissa Chan 10/25/2011 at 11:26AM

Hurricane Irene may be a thing of the past, but one Ozone Park couple says they live in constant fear of what the summer storm left behind. David and Lillian Hughes told The Courier that they’re worried a strong wind may topple an 80-foot unstable tree outside their home on 107th Street. “The tree is [...]

Disaster Recovery Center to close
News Melissa Chan 10/04/2011 at 8:02PM

Homeowners in Queens have only one more day to visit their local Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). The center – located at 144-06 94th Street in Jamaica – will close on Wednesday, October 5 at 5 p.m., according to the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The DRC in Queens opened on Monday, September [...]

FEMA to help homeowners after hurricane
FEMA to help homeowners after hurricane
News Melissa Chan 9/29/2011 at 3:21PM

Queens homeowners who suffered damages as a direct result of last month’s Hurricane Irene may now qualify for federal assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the county a disaster area, allowing individual residents, business owners and non-profits to apply for reimbursement from necessary expenses and compensation from repairs. “We went out and performed [...]

Assemblymember Miller honors heroes of Hurricane Irene
Assemblymember Miller honors heroes of Hurricane Irene
News Jay Lane 9/19/2011 at 7:21PM

Assemblymember Mike Miller and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley recently visited the joint meeting of the Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol (G-COP) and the Glendale Property Owners Association. Both elected officials honored those individuals who volunteered their time during Hurricane Irene. Among those honored were volunteers who directed traffic when power was lost, assisted with the removal of [...]