Hurricane

Family of Sandy’s first victim to sue city
Family of Sandy’s first victim to sue city
Top Stories Melissa Chan 1/08/2013 at 3:39PM

The family of the Flushing man tragically killed by a felled tree during Sandy plans to sue the city after they said they fought in vain for at least a decade to get the towering threat removed, legal sources said. A notice of claim has been filed on behalf of Tony Laino, 29, who was [...]

How to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy
News Queens Courier Staff 11/05/2012 at 10:31AM

Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc throughout New York city, downing trees, flooding streets and knocking out power, though some neighborhoods received a greater brunt of the devastation. Those that made it out relatively unscathed have now sprung to action to help neighbors who were not as fortunate. Here’s a list of ways to help: For those [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/31/2012 at 7:30AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: A slight chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Wednesday night: A slight chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Local death toll climbs to 35; more than a [...]

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 [...]

Councilmember Sanders to remain in the Rockaways
News Maggie Hayes 10/28/2012 at 2:44PM

Councilmember James Sanders, Jr. is warning residents of the 31st Council District of the harm Sandy could bring. He urges the community to make all of the necessary emergency preparations in advance of the approaching storm, and to stay informed to city advisories. “Current forecast models are predicting a storm unprecedented in the history of [...]

Evacuation centers in Queens
News Billy Rennison 10/28/2012 at 12:53PM

The mayor has already ordered the mandatory evacuations of vulnerable areas in Queens ahead of Hurricane Sandy, and others may want to head to an evacuation center just to be safe. Here are the 16 evacuation centers in Queens: • John Adams High School- 101-01 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park. • Grover Cleveland High School- 21-27 [...]

City schools closed Monday, possibly Tuesday
City schools closed Monday, possibly Tuesday
Central Billy Rennison 10/28/2012 at 12:24PM

With the city’s transportation shutting down tonight, the mayor also announced the closure of schools on Monday. Heavy rains and strong winds have also forced evacuations of low-lying areas throughout the five boroughs. “Due to anticipated inclement weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy, all New York City public schools will be closed to students tomorrow, October [...]

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 [...]