Hurricane

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 [...]

Better be prepared
Letters Letters 8/17/2012 at 12:44PM

On Wednesday, September 21, 1938, the day dawned cloudy, rainy and very humid in the New York City/Long Island region. The weather forecast for that day was for heavy rain and moderate gale force winds, but nothing more. The region had no idea that a monster Category 3 hurricane was moving rapidly up the coast [...]

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 [...]