Storm Preparedness News

NYC Mayor: Be Prepared for Peak Hurricane Season

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging New Yorkers to prepare for peak hurricane season. Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean begins June 1 but New York City is most vulnerable from August to October. De Blasio handed …

Maine Residents Urged to Prepare for Severe Summer Weather

Maine officials are encouraging residents to protect their homes against severe summer weather. Maine Gov. Paul LePage and Bureau of Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa say that the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season means that residents should be ready for …

New York City Officials Launch Hurricane Awareness Campaign

New York City officials are launching a hurricane awareness campaign to help residents prepare for the upcoming storm season. “Know Your Zone” is being billed as a “one-stop-shop” for hurricane preparedness. New Yorkers can log onto the city’s website (http://nyc.gov/knowyourzone) …

New Storm Shelters Opening in Mississippi County Today

George County, Miss., will officially open two new storm shelters Tuesday in Agricola and Benndale. The county began the construction of the shelters two years ago. The $3.2 million project was paid for with a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant. …

New NYC Evacuation Zones Include Almost 3M People

Nearly 3 million New Yorkers’ homes are now in evacuation zones that cover more than a third of the city’s population, under new maps released Tuesday. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, officials said last month, the number of zones …

Conn. Governor Proposes Boosting Storm Preparedness

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised $20 billion budget funds several recommendations from a panel that examined the response to the remnants of Hurricane Irene and the freak October snow storm. The plan unveiled Wednesday adds $2 million to the …