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“A Prepared Community is a Resilient Community”

Staten Island, New York: DHS via USSTRONG COM : Good morning Chairman Donovan and members of the subcommittee. My name is Michael Byrne and I am the Deputy Regional Administrator for FEMA Region II. I was also the Federal Coordinating Officer in New York during the Hurricane Sandy response. Thank you…
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Hurricane Evacuation Signs Route Drivers Away from Storms

New York, NY: KNOW YOUR ZONE is your destination for everything you need to know about hurricanes in New York City. You'll find information about the city's hurricane evacuation zones, the hazards you may face from a hurricane, and what to do to prepare.  The Office of Emergency Management unveiled new coastal storm…
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$70.5 million and 494 grants, Robin Hood Sandy Relief Fund is 100% allocated

New York, NY – April 9, 2013 – Robin Hood has announced that 100% of the funds it has raised for Hurricane Sandy Relief – $ million – has been allocated; this amounts to more than $450,000 in grants made every day since Hurricane Sandy struck. All told, The Robin…
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City of New York Receives Resiliency Grant

1/16/2016: The City of New York will receive $176,000,000 in NDRC funding to support the development of the Lower Manhattan Project and Connect Project which will construct a coastal protection system that will enhance the connection between neighborhoods, add green spaces and seating areas, and retail areas, and protect public housing…
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9/11 Health Bill Passes Congress

Washington, DC: The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act passed Congress. Amends the Public Health Service Act to extend the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Fund indefinitely and index appropriations to the medical care component of the consumer price index for urban consumers. Makes funding available for:…
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9/11 responders gather at Ground Zero, mark passage of Zadroga bill

New York, NY: via Newsday - It was a day of bittersweet gratitude Saturday for first responders who worked with labor leaders and elected officials in a 14-year battle to pass the $ billion Zadroga bill, which gives permanent health care coverage to firefighters, police, residents and workers who lived…
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Ulster Holsters Licensed Handguns, Owners Encouraged to Carry

Ulster County, America, NEW YORK  – The Ulster County Sheriff encourages all licensed handgun owners in Ulster County to carry their pistols. “In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a…
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US Appalachian Highland Thrust and Lower Atlantic Seaboard: Strong Flood Warning

A complex weather pattern promises to deliver more heavy rainfall to the east coast that is already dealing with flooding. Rainfall totals topped 11 inches in VA. A historic Covered Bridge in Woodwine, VA was completely washed away by the girth of force-full accumulated water flows. Hurricane Joaquin is also heading North and…
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Health Department Investigating Cluster of Legionnaires’ Disease in Morris Park Section of the Bronx, 12 Infected in New Cluster

The Health Department is currently investigating a cluster of seven Legionnaires' disease cases in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. This cluster is unrelated to the outbreak in the South Bronx this summer that was attributed to Legionella found in the cooling tower of the Opera House Hotel. Patients…
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