Cooling centers in Queens and tips on beating the heat
News Queens Courier Staff 7/18/2013 at 12:32PM

With a heat advisory in effect for the city until 8 p.m. on Friday, July 18, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is advising New Yorkers to take special precautions and help the vulnerable during the hot weather. Here is a list of cooling centers in Queens, which will remain open through Sunday, July 21, and tips [...]

Agencies give Sandy testimony before City Council
News Terence M. Cullen 1/22/2013 at 4:54PM

Nearly three months after the storm devastated the tri-state area, and with residents still trying to recover, the City Council has begun investigating how various agencies handled Sandy. Testimony has been given by representatives of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the New York City Housing Authority, Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority, [...]

Rockaway preps for Hurricane Sandy
News Terence M. Cullen 10/27/2012 at 4:27PM

Rockaway residents are siding with caution and getting the necessities to weather out threats from Hurricane Sandy. In order to prevent flooding, sand walls are currently being assembled at certain spots along the beaches. Con Edison announced it will also have extra crews available to deal with anticipated power outages. Many people living near the [...]

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 [...]