Posts Tagged ‘emergency’

Still in the Dark: Why Hurricane Sandy Wasn’t a Surprise

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Hurricane debris near the damaged ConEd power plant on 14th Street and Avenue C. Photo by Laura Mishkin. This week power returned downtown, kids went back to school and the crane dangling 74 stories above West 57th Street was secured. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, however, New York City is far from fixed. More than 70,000 residents remained without power on Monday. The inundated Brooklyn-Battery and Queens-Midtown tunnels remained closed. Ruined homes [&hellip
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How Ready Is New York City for Disaster?

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Beekman_Downtown_Hosp_jeh   Downtown Hospital to hold Emergency Preparedness Symposium on Friday By Paul Bisceglio Dr. Antonio Dajer is no stranger to emergencies. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, he was the physician on duty at New York’s Downtown Hospital—the only hospital in Lower Manhattan. The World Trade Center attack forced him to coordinate treatment for [&hellip
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Emergency! Group of Upper East Siders Prepare for Doomsday Scenarios

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. How one local group is making sure Upper East Siders are ready for hurricanes, terrorist attacks and other doomsday scenarios. Imagine one day in the indeterminate future, you’re going about your day when the unthinkable happens. A bomb has gone off in Midtown. An earthquake has toppled Manhattan. A blackout has disabled all communication and [&hellip
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Are You Prepared?

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

At the end of summer and in early fall, New York City often weathers storms that can cause flooding and power outages. Winter will bring its own set of problems, including apartments that lack heat, and heavy snows and ice storms that can also cause power outages. Then there are the year-round unexpected problems, like [&hellip
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